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Educ. Sci. 2018, 8(2), 69; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci8020069

The Impact of Job Satisfaction on the Turnover Intent of Executive Level Central Office Administrators in Texas Public School Districts: A Quantitative Study of Work Related Constructs

Department of Educational Leadership, College of Education, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX 77705, USA
Received: 23 April 2018 / Revised: 7 May 2018 / Accepted: 7 May 2018 / Published: 8 May 2018
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The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between job satisfaction and turnover intent of executive level central office administrators in Texas public school districts. For the intent of this study, executive level central office administrators were defined as staff members who serve in one of the following roles in a school district: assistant, associate, area, or deputy superintendent. The data were collected from a random sample of 234 participants in which survey instruments of job satisfaction and turnover intent were used. Each instrument was created on a five-point Likert scale. Based on the results of the study, it was concluded that a moderate inverse relationship exists between job satisfaction and turnover intent and job satisfaction explained 41.3% of an executive level central office administrator’s intent for turnover. Research related to this employee group is lacking. Therefore, not much is known regarding how it relates to their attitude towards work-related factors. Learning more about job satisfaction and turnover intention of these individuals could have long term implications since it relates to mitigating the shortage of superintendent candidates available to fill the growing number of vacancies as well as recruitment, retention, and increased work productivity of these staff. View Full-Text
Keywords: school administrator; school staff; educational leader; job satisfaction; turnover intent; superintendent; recruitment; retention; school district; organizational development school administrator; school staff; educational leader; job satisfaction; turnover intent; superintendent; recruitment; retention; school district; organizational development
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O’Connor, J. The Impact of Job Satisfaction on the Turnover Intent of Executive Level Central Office Administrators in Texas Public School Districts: A Quantitative Study of Work Related Constructs. Educ. Sci. 2018, 8, 69.

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