Personal epistemology and self-efficacy in the special education teacher


This study investigated the constructs of job satisfaction, self-efficacy, burnout and path of certification in relation to attrition of special education teachers.  A correlational, predictive design assessed the five facets of the abridged Job Descriptive Index and the abridged Job in General survey, the factors of the Teacher Self-Efficacy Scale, the categorizations of the Maslach Burnout Inventory – Educator Survey, and path of certification.  Correlational analyses were used to uncover relationships among the four predictor variables and attrition (intent to leave) the field of special education.  Regression analysis was conducted to determine how well each of the constructs predicted attrition and to uncover the extent to which each element of the constructs supported the special education teachers’ attrition (intent to leave) at the end of the 2009-2010 school year.

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Journal Article
Johnson, Bradley
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Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals (JAASEP)



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