Eurasian Journal of Educational Research

Print ISSN: 1302-597X & e-ISSN: 2528-8911
The Effects of Working in Public or Private Schools on Job Satisfaction of Teachers in Turkey: A Meta-Analysis Study

Purpose: The main problem of this study is to investigate whether the school type (private/public) has any effects on job satisfaction of teachers or not to reveal the effects of the school type (private/public) on job satisfaction of teachers in Turkey.

Research Methods: In this study, as one of the research synthesis methods, the meta-analysis method was used. In the analysis of the data, one of the group comparison meta-analysis methods, the Group Difference Method was used.

Findings: According to the results of this research, in accordance with the random effects model (d=.56; [.41; .70]), a statistically significant medium level of effect size was detected in favor of teachers working in private schools concerning the school type variable. As a result of the conducted moderator analysis, it was determined that the effect sizes of the studies varied by the grade of education (p=.002), and the place of research (p=.00). Effect sizes of the studies did not differ significantly publication type (p=.07), the title of the teacher (p=.13), and the scale (p=.23).  

Implications for Research and Practice: In the context of this meta-analysis study, the findings suggest that qualitative and quantitative studies discussing which factors are effective in high job satisfaction of teachers working in private schools should be carried out


Job satisfaction, teacher, meta-analysis, private and public school

2020 Issue 89

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