Grade level differences in school satisfaction

Morris A. Okun, Mary Walton Braver, Renee M. Weir

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Despite evidence that children and adolescents are much more dissatisfied with the student role than adults are with the worker role, sociologists and psychologists have devoted much more effort to examining adult age differences in job satisfaction than grade level differences in school satisfaction. In this study, scores from a 3-item school satisfaction measure were analyzed via a 12 (Grade Level) by 5 (Ethnicity) by 2 (Gender) ANOVA. Twenty-five percent of the 431 330 public school students surveyed in the state of Arizona endorsed none of the school satisfaction items. Grade level was nonlinearly related to school satisfaction. School satisfaction decreased over grades 1-8 and did not vary across grades 9-12. Ethnicity and gender did not moderate the grade level-school satisfaction relation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)419-427
Number of pages9
JournalSocial Indicators Research
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1990

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Grade level differences in school satisfaction. / Okun, Morris A.; Braver, Mary Walton; Weir, Renee M.

In: Social Indicators Research, Vol. 22, No. 4, 06.1990, p. 419-427.

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Okun, MA, Braver, MW & Weir, RM 1990, 'Grade level differences in school satisfaction', Social Indicators Research, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 419-427. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00303835
Okun, Morris A. ; Braver, Mary Walton ; Weir, Renee M. / Grade level differences in school satisfaction. In: Social Indicators Research. 1990 ; Vol. 22, No. 4. pp. 419-427.
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