Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education


Secondary Education and Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Janet Tareilo

Second Advisor

Dr. Scott Bailey

Third Advisor

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.

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