A Study Of Job Satisfaction Among Directors of Classified Personnel In Merit (Civil Service) Systems in California Public School Districts, County Offices of Education, and Community College Districts

by Donald R. McCann


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The purpose of this study was to investigate the general job satisfaction, intrinsic job satisfaction, and extrinsic job satisfaction levels of Directors of Classified Personnel in the 97 Merit (Civil Service ) Systems school districts in California that employ approximately 60 percent of classified employees. Also examined was the influence or relationship of job satisfaction to variables such as the Director's gender, age, highest degree (or equivalent) earned, years of Director experience, size of organization (district), responsibility for certificated only or both certificated (teaching) and classified (non-teaching) employees, and current minimum and maximum monthly salary amounts.

It was found that Directors of Classified Personnel in California Merit System school districts were generally, intrinsically, and extrinsically satisfied with their jobs. No significant relationship was found between any of the job satisfaction measurements and gender, age, degree attainment, years of experience, size of district, responsibilities for employees, and salary levels.