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A PILOT STUDY OF TEACHER MORALE IN THREE SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN THE NORTH OF ENGLAND

JOHN BRADY (Housemaster and Subject Master at The Armidale School. Formerly a teacher in England, he holds the degrees of B.A.(Hons)(Hull) and M.Ed.Admin.(U.N.E.).)

Journal of Educational Administration

ISSN: 0957-8234

Article publication date: 1 January 1976

Abstract

A great deal of research into teacher morale has been carried out in the United States and in Australia, particularly N.S.W. Little if any research into teacher morale has been carried out in England and so the writer, who was visiting the country, decided to administer a questionnaire to a sample of state secondary schools. The purpose of the investigation was twofold: to demonstrate the practicality of undertaking further research and to decide if the instrument in its present form was sufficiently sensitive to measure the morale of English school teachers. For these reasons, the research had to be considered a pilot study. The questionnaire was administered to three English state secondary schools with an 88 percent response from the teachers. The data collected were analysed and some tentative conclusions were reached. The main findings were that, in its present form, the instrument was not suitable to measure teacher morale in England, that there was a need for future research into teacher morale and that older teachers apparently displayed higher morale than younger teachers.

Citation

BRADY, J. (1976), "A PILOT STUDY OF TEACHER MORALE IN THREE SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN THE NORTH OF ENGLAND", Journal of Educational Administration, Vol. 14 No. 1, pp. 94-106. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb009747

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