January 2013 • Volume 44 • Number 3 • Pages 58-64
What Research Says
Understanding Job Satisfaction and Its Relationship to Student Academic Performance
|This article reflects the following This We Believe characteristics: Committed Leaders, Courageous & Collaborative Leaders, School Environment
Jeffrey A. Knox & Vincent A. Anfara, Jr.
Article Description: Teacher job satisfaction can have an impact on many factors in schools, including teacher-student relationships, classroom management, and student learning. Instruments such as the Teacher Job Satisfaction Questionnaire (TJSQ) can help school administrators determine levels of teacher job satisfaction in their schools, and they can use this data to improve working conditions in ways that contribute to greater learning outcomes for students.
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Jeffrey A. Knox is a physical education and STEM design teacher at the L & N STEM Academy. He is also a professional development specialist in the Knox County (TN) School District. E-mail: email@example.com
Vincent A. Anfara, Jr. is professor and chair of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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