Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)


Graduate Studies

First Advisor

Thomas Cy Coleman

First Committee Member

Carl D. Lang

Second Committee Member

Arthur H. Maynard

Third Committee Member

Tod A. Anton

Fourth Committee Member

Roger Chapman


PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the degree of job satisfaction of school superintendents in California. Additional purposes were to determine the differences in job satisfaction of elementary, secondary and unified school superintendents; to identify and quantify factors of the work environment which contribute to and detract from job satisfaction; and lastly, to compare variations in school superintendents job satisfaction related to age, experience as a superintendent, size of school district, location of school district, school district assessed valuation, socio-economic status of community and percent of non-white students in the school district. The need for the study centered on the fact that the topic of job satisfaction relating to California's school superintendents had not been investigated.



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