Satisfaction of School Principals with their Work

David Friesen, Edward A. Holdaway, Alan W. Rice

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Although manyjob satisfaction studies have been conducted, they have tended to focus primarily on production workers rather than on administrators. To help offset this imbalance, this research project examined the job satisfaction of a random sample of schoolprincipals. Aspects of their job satisfaction are presented and discussed in this article and are related to previousfindings and to Herzberg's two-factor theory. The results provide insights into the role of the schoolprincipal. Methodological concerns in the study of job satisfaction are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-58
Number of pages24
JournalEducational Administration Quarterly
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes


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