The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore factors that contribute to teacher retention in a low-income urban school with a high minority student population. The study explored the perceptions of teachers who have worked in a low-income urban environment for a minimum of five years in St. Louis County. This study utilized teacher interview responses based on open-ended questions to gain insight into factors that influence teacher retention. The theoretical framework used was Herzberg's Two-Factor Theory. This theory focused on two aspects of working conditions: hygiene which includes the extrinsic factors, and motivation which includes intrinsic factors. The results would indicate that teachers must have certain extrinsic and intrinsic working conditions present in order to be remain in the low-income urban schools with a high minority population.
|Commitee:||Morice, Linda, Puchner, Laurel|
|School:||Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||DAI-A 80/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory, Working conditions|
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