A Survey To Examine the Relationship of the Openness of Self-Identified Lesbian, Gay Male, and Bisexual Public School Teachers to Job Stress and Job Satisfaction.Juul, Thomas P.; Repa, Theodore
Abstract: This paper presents a study to improve and enrich understanding of how the disclosure or non-disclosure of a lesbian, gay male, or bisexual teacher's sexual orientation at work influences his or her perceptions of job satisfaction and job stress. Consideration was given to the general level of job satisfaction and job stress among lesbian, gay male, and bisexual teachers as contrasted to previous studies using the same instrumentation with assumed heterosexual populations. Differences among the three affectional identity groups were examined in the areas of job satisfaction, job stress, and identity disclosure. Membership in a gay teacher organization was appraised as a factor. Supplementary analysis was undertaken to assess the effects of tenure, age, level of school, type of community, and AIDS deaths on job satisfaction, job stress, identity, and demographic variables. This study was concerned only with the effects of openness on job satisfaction and job stress. The significance of being either open or closeted about one's sexual orientation at work influenced the perceived levels of job stress and job satisfaction of lesbian, gay male, and bisexual teachers. Eight appendices contain: (1) definitions of factors in the Teacher Job Satisfaction Questionnaire (TJSQ); (2) teacher stress items from LPCQ; (3) definition of factors/Level of Professional Challenge Questionnaire (LPCQ); (4) the Identity Disclosure Questionnaire (IDQ); (5) definitions of IDQ factors; (6) demographic data section; (7) cross tabulation of type of community by affectional identity with number, percent of row, and percent of column; and (8) summary of significant results by variables across instrument factors. (Contains 20 references.) (DK)
Title: A Survey To Examine the Relationship of the Openness of Self-Identified Lesbian, Gay Male, and Bisexual Public School Teachers to Job Stress and Job Satisfaction.
Author: Juul, Thomas P.; Repa, Theodore
Note: 47p.; Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Atlanta, GA, April 12-16, 1993).
Publication Year: Apr 1993
Document Type: Research Report (143); Conference Paper (150)
Target Audience: Researchers
ERIC Identifier: ED378079
Clearinghouse Identifier: SO024245
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Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers; Elementary Secondary Education; * Homosexuality; * Job Satisfaction; Lesbianism; * Public School Teachers; Quality of Working Life; Questionnaires; Secondary School Teachers; Social Science Research; Stress Variables; * Teacher Attitudes; * Teacher Background; Teacher Characteristics; * Teacher Morale; Teaching Conditions
Identifiers: Bisexuality; *Homosexual Teachers