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Date of Award

Spring 2010

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Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Department of Learning, Technology and Leadership Education


Job satisfaction levels in young professional athletic trainers in multiple settings were examined quantitatively using the Job Satisfaction Survey (Spector, 1997) and qualitatively using an open-ended survey question. Job satisfaction levels were calculated to find that young professional athletic trainers are satisfied with their jobs according to the normative mean data for the scale. Post hoc analysis of the comparison of satisfaction levels by setting suggests that college/university athletic trainers have significantly lower job satisfaction levels than secondary school and clinic/outreach athletic trainers. Qualitative data suggests a high negative response rate revealing pay and operating procedures as two of the most important facets of job satisfaction. These findings suggest that a qualitative assessment of job satisfaction will provide better data for analysis regarding the job satisfaction of young professional athletic trainers.

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