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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Perceptions of Working Conditions of Family and Consumer Science Teachers in Kentucky
by Cope, Jessica, Ed.D., Northern Kentucky University, 2017, 77; 10640325
Abstract (Summary)

Currently in Kentucky there is a shortage of applicants for filling vacant teaching positions, specifically Family and Consumer Science (FACS) teaching positions. There are more vacancies than there are teachers to fill the positions. This study’s primary purpose was to determine the current working conditions, perceptions of working conditions, and changes that could improve satisfaction for FACS teachers. This research included a survey and three focus groups with FACS teachers in Kentucky. Through these methods, data was collected to identify the areas that could use improvement and how these improvements could be made. The results were that most teachers were very satisfied or usually satisfied. For an increase in satisfaction, teachers indicated smaller class sizes, more money, updated classrooms, updated equipment and more administrative support.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Allen, James
Commitee: Ransdell, Kelley, Wirtz, Paul
School: Northern Kentucky University
Department: Education Leadership
School Location: United States -- Kentucky
Source: DAI-A 79/07(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Home economics education, Education
Keywords: Family and consumer science, Family and consumer science teacher, Kentucky, Perceptions, Working conditions
Publication Number: 10640325
ISBN: 978-0-355-61590-6
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