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study of the relationship between teacher absenteeism, teacher attributes, school schedule and student achievement

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2003
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The purpose of this non-experimental archival study was to determine if student mathematics in middle and high schools could be predicted by teacher absenteeism. Additional relationships, such as teacher absenteeism, selected attributes and student achievement; teacher absenteeism, school schedule and student achievement were investigated. This archival study was conducted in Broward County Public Schools, Florida, for the 2001--2002 school year and included 722 mathematics classes with their teachers in eighth and tenth grades. The study addressed 3 research questions. Multiple linear regression analyses were used to test each hypothesis. All statistical tests were performed at the .05 level of statistical significance. The following conclusions were reached regarding teacher absenteeism and student achievement: (1) Teacher absenteeism, beyond 2 days, has a small negative effect on achievement test scores, p = .007. (2) Mathematics background in elementary and middle school has a large positive effect on achievement test scores, p < .001. (3) Teacher attributes, except gender, are not linked to achievement test scores. The interaction between male teachers and teacher absenteeism has a small negative effect for more than 2 days absent, p = .02. (4) School schedule is not linked to achievement test scores. Further research is needed on the effect of absenteeism on student achievement, the effect of absenteeism on other student outcomes, and the effect of teacher gender on student achievement.
Title: A study of the relationship between teacher absenteeism, teacher attributes, school schedule and student achievement.
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Name(s): Bayard, Shirley R, author
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Maslin-Ostrowski, Patricia, Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2003
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, FL
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 152 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The purpose of this non-experimental archival study was to determine if student mathematics in middle and high schools could be predicted by teacher absenteeism. Additional relationships, such as teacher absenteeism, selected attributes and student achievement; teacher absenteeism, school schedule and student achievement were investigated. This archival study was conducted in Broward County Public Schools, Florida, for the 2001--2002 school year and included 722 mathematics classes with their teachers in eighth and tenth grades. The study addressed 3 research questions. Multiple linear regression analyses were used to test each hypothesis. All statistical tests were performed at the .05 level of statistical significance. The following conclusions were reached regarding teacher absenteeism and student achievement: (1) Teacher absenteeism, beyond 2 days, has a small negative effect on achievement test scores, p = .007. (2) Mathematics background in elementary and middle school has a large positive effect on achievement test scores, p < .001. (3) Teacher attributes, except gender, are not linked to achievement test scores. The interaction between male teachers and teacher absenteeism has a small negative effect for more than 2 days absent, p = .02. (4) School schedule is not linked to achievement test scores. Further research is needed on the effect of absenteeism on student achievement, the effect of absenteeism on other student outcomes, and the effect of teacher gender on student achievement.
Identifier: 9780496673889 (isbn), 12078 (digitool), FADT12078 (IID), fau:8989 (fedora)
Degree granted: Thesis (Ed.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2003.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Education
Subject(s): Absenteeism (Labor)
Academic achievement
Schedules, School
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