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Schools and Staffing Survey, 1987-1988 [United States]: Teacher Follow-up Survey, 1988-1989, Revised Version (ICPSR 2734)

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This data collection, a revised version of SCHOOLS AND STAFFING SURVEY, 1987-1988 [UNITED STATES]: TEACHER FOLLOWUP SURVEY, 1988-1989 (ICPSR 6270), is a follow-up to the Teacher Survey in SCHOOLS AND STAFFING SURVEY, 1987-1988 [UNITED STATES]: REVISED VERSION (ICPSR 2733). The Teacher Follow-Up Survey was designed to update data on teacher career patterns and plans and to determine attrition rates. A subsample of teachers who were in the profession during the school year 1987-1988 were queried: teachers who left the teaching profession between the school years 1987-1988 and 1988-1989 (leavers) and teachers who remained in the profession (stayers). Information in this revised collection is given separately for public school teachers (Part 1) and private school teachers (Part 2). Questions were asked on topics such as current activity, occupation, career patterns, educational pursuits, future plans, attitudes toward the teaching profession, and overall job satisfaction.

Series: Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) Series

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Teacher Follow-up Survey Public School Data - Download All Files (15.8 MB)
DS2:  Teacher Follow-up Survey Private School Data - Download All Files (7.2 MB)

Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. SCHOOLS AND STAFFING SURVEY, 1987-1988 [UNITED STATES]: TEACHER FOLLOW-UP SURVEY, 1988-1989, REVISED VERSION. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement [producer], 1998. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02734.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   career change, career goals, job satisfaction, occupational mobility, teacher attitudes, teacher burnout, teacher education, teaching (occupation), teaching conditions

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1988--1989

Date of Collection:  

  • 1989-03--1989-07

Universe:   Public and private schools in the United States (state representative within the public sector).

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) This revised version of the collection is derived from the NCES's "Schools and Staffing Survey (SASSc) and Teacher Followup Survey (TFS) CD-ROM: Public-Use Data for 3 Cycles of SASS and TFS." This version contains created variables and supersedes SCHOOLS AND STAFFING SURVEY, 1987-1988 [UNITED STATES]: TEACHER FOLLOWUP SURVEY, 1988-1989 (ICPSR 6270). (2) The codebook and technical manual are provided as Portable Document Format (PDF) files. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.


Sample:   Multistage, stratified subsamples of the Teacher Survey portion of the SCHOOLS AND STAFFING SURVEY, 1987-1988 [UNITED STATES]: REVISED VERSION (ICPSR 2733).

Data Source:

self-enumerated questionnaires, and telephone interviews

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Performed consistency checks.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

Restrictions: These data are released in accordance with the provisions of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA). GEPA protects privacy by ensuring that respondents will never be individually identified. Under Public Law 100-297, the National Center for Education Statistics is responsible for protecting the anonymity of individual respondents and is releasing these data to be used for statistical purposes only. Record matching or deductive disclosure by any user is prohibited. To ensure that the confidentiality provisions contained in PL 100-297 have been fully implemented, procedures for disclosure avoidance were used in preparing the data in this release. Every effort has been made to provide the maximum research information consistent with reasonable confidentiality protections. Therefore, certain variables have been deleted and others have been recoded into broader categories.


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Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File DOC2734.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-18 File CB2734.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
  • 2000-03-21 The SAS and SPSS data definition statements have been updated by adding value label statements.

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