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dc.contributor.advisorTorres, Mario
dc.creatorWatson, Stephen L
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-18T14:19:57Z
dc.date.available2020-08-01T06:39:09Z
dc.date.created2018-08
dc.date.issued2018-06-26
dc.date.submittedAugust 2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/173926
dc.description.abstractThis research explored the generational differences in communication styles and work values that exist among teachers in a South Texas school district. The study used responses from a survey that asked teachers their preferred and rarely used communication methods in general as well as for specific work-related situations. The teachers were also asked to rank the importance of work values frequently found to be different among generations. Current literature on generational differences is a combination of research and “popular culture” beliefs that attempt to define generations such as the Traditionalist, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials. Each generation has its own characteristics, which have influence on the way those in the generation believe, think, and act. This study focuses on the teachers from generations currently working in EC-12 education to explore potential differences, and the conflicts the differences may cause, to help school leaders manage these diverse groups teaching in their schools. The findings suggest that differences do exist, but not for all situations. For situations where school administrators must address the teachers directly, most prefer this interaction to be face-to-face. For communications directly with parents, most generations prefer email or phone. The findings on the work values are consistent with the expectations of generations at large.en
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dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectgenerationsen
dc.subjectcommunicationen
dc.subjectwork valuesen
dc.subjectteachersen
dc.subjectBaby Boomersen
dc.subjectGen Xen
dc.subjectMillennialsen
dc.titleExploring Generational Differences in Communication Styles and Work Values Among Teachers in South Texasen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentEducational Administration and Human Resource Developmenten
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Administrationen
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A & M Universityen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Educationen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMadsen, Jean
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSandlin, Judy
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKelly, Larry
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dc.date.updated2019-01-18T14:19:57Z
local.embargo.terms2020-08-01
local.etdauthor.orcid0000-0003-1975-9845


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