Factors Affecting Teacher Morale

Ellenburg, F. C.
March 1973
Education Digest;Mar1973, Vol. 38 Issue 7, p5
The article reports that administrators in every school in the U.S. have faced the problem of teacher morale. There seems to be evidence that when high morale exists, productivity is increased. Morale also assists in establishing the character of a school. A multitude of research projects have been devoted to the problem of teacher morale. In many of these studies the results are contradictory, yet after a more in-depth look at the findings a general conclusion seems to be evident. That is, that the administrator seems to be the major factor in teacher morale. The administrator should keep lines of communication open at all times between himself and his staff, as well as within the staff. A lack of communication will prohibit understanding of one another and deter the proper morale status. In communicating with the staff, the principal should be careful to demonstrate his respect for the teacher as an individual and as a professional person qualified to do the job for which he was hired.


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