Date of Award

Spring 2018

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


College of Education


Department of Education

Primary Advisor

Dr. Charles K Smith

Second Advisor

Dr. Thomas J Gollery

Third Advisor

Jessica Rafidi


The purpose of this study was to identify the overall job satisfaction level and the most robust predictors of overall satisfaction of K-12 charter school teachers. Understanding the overall satisfaction level of charter school teachers and what makes up their overall satisfaction may assist charter school leaders in being more informed to address teacher attrition, mobility, and retention in charter schools. This quantitative study utilized a survey research method to address five research questions. Teachers in K-12 charter schools located in the state of Florida were invited to complete a survey on teacher satisfaction which included the 20 items of the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire—Short Form. The 114 K-12 charter school teachers surveyed were found to be significantly satisfied with their jobs. “The chance to do things for other people” and “work independence” were found to be the most statistically significant job factors of which participants felt most satisfied. Additionally, “working conditions” and “supervisory/workplace” were found to be the most robust predictors of overall charter school teacher satisfaction at a statistically significant level. Implications of the study include strategies for recruiting, growing, and retaining high quality teachers working in charter schools.