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Job Satisfaction Among High School Assistant Principals in Ohio

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Research on assistant principal (AP) job satisfaction is lacking (Glanz, 1994; Hunt, 2011; Kwan, 2009; Marshall & Hooley, 2006; Sutter, 1996). This qualitative study focused on determining overall job satisfaction of high school APs in Ohio, including factors that role ambiguity and conflict, and facet satisfaction play on overall job satisfaction. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 12 high school APs in Ohio. Findings followed Lawler’s (1994) Theory of Facet Satisfaction. APs often had different actual job responsibilities than assumed or ideal responsibilities. Most APs experienced role ambiguity and conflict. The majority of the APs had a high rating of job satisfaction regardless of differences in job responsibilities or instances of ambiguity and conflict. Recommendations were given based on the findings.