Perception on School Administrator's Supports and Job Satisfaction by Nutrition Teachers (Dietitian)

학교관리자의 지원에 대한 영양(교)사의 인식과 직무만족도

  • Moon, Mi-Yeon (Major in Nutrition Education, Graduate School of Education, Kongju National University) ;
  • Kim, Myung-Hee (Department of Food and Nutrition, Kongju National University) ;
  • Jang, Ki-Hyo (Department of Food and Nutrition, Kangwon National University) ;
  • Lee, Je-Hyuk (Department of Food and Nutrition, Kongju National University)
  • 문미연 (공주대학교 교육대학원 식품영양전공) ;
  • 김명희 (공주대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 장기효 (강원대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 이제혁 (공주대학교 식품영양학과)
  • Received : 2016.05.24
  • Accepted : 2016.09.05
  • Published : 2016.10.31


The purpose of this study was to determine the association between school administrator support as perceived by nutrition teachers (dietitians) and job satisfaction in order to provide data concerning efficient job performance of nutrition teachers, to determine effects of school administrator support on job satisfaction in nutrition teachers, and to provide basic data that could help improve school meals. Major supporters of nutrition teachers (dietitians) were chief administrators (55.3%), principals (27.2%), assistant principals (15.0%), and managers in charge (2.4%). Nutrition teachers (dietitians) scored 3.38 for perception of school administrator support, 3.66 for emotional support, 3.27 for informational support, 3.22 for instrumental support, and 3.11 for evaluation support. Support of nutrition teachers (dietitians) by school managers included emotional support (3.66)>informational support (3.27)>instrumental support (3.22)>evaluative support (3.11). Nutrition teachers (dietitians) scored 3.37 for job satisfaction, as follows: work performance (4.19)>interpersonal relationships (3.39)>job satisfaction in general (3.37)>job itself (3.29)>job environment (3.07)>performance rating and benefits system (2.70). Statistically significant correlation was observed between perception of school administrator support and job satisfaction (r= .771, p< .01). Therefore, school administrators are necessary to provide evaluative supports to nutrition teachers (dietitians), performance assessment, employee benefit packages, and improvement of school meal plans and quality.


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