Date of Award
Doctor of Education
Secondary Education and Educational Leadership
Dr. Janet Tareilo
Dr. Scott Bailey
Dr. Tracey Hasbun
Teacher attrition was the focal issue of this mixed-methods study. Teachers, for a wide variety of reasons, have left the profession of education due to issues surrounding school leadership, compensation, and student behavior, just to name a few. This study intended to expand the understanding of zero through fifth year teachers, and if this population of teachers is satisfied, and staying in the field, or if they are dissatisfied. By using Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Systems Theory, the factors within in the hierarchal educational system were explored to identify which part of the educational system is connected to teacher attrition: the microsystem, mesosystem, exosystem, or the macrosystem. Conducted by using convergent parallel design, the quantitative set consisted of Likert-scale responses, while the qualitative set consisted of open-ended response statements. Both data sets were merged to create stronger inferences on significant factors affecting teacher attrition within the hierarchal educational system.
Nation, Joshua D., "Examining Attrition Through The Hierarchal System of Education For Zero - Fifth Year Teachers: A Mixed Methods Study" (2017). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 112.
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