The purpose of this study was (a) to track teacher turnover in the East Asian Region Consortium of Schools (EARCOS) and (b) to create a model to explain teacher turnover. We received responses from 32 school heads and 744 teachers in EARCOS schools. The average turnover rate was 32% from 2009 to 2010. The most important correlates of turnover were satisfaction with salary and the perception of a supportive principal. Teachers’ age was also a significant predictor of turnover. Characteristics that defined teachers’ perceptions of supportive leadership were consistent with definitions of transformational and distributed leadership.
Roberts, Laura; Mancuso, Steven V.; and Yoshida, Ron, "Teacher Retention in American Schools in the East Asia Region: Salary and Leadership Are Key" (2010). NERA Conference Proceedings 2010. Paper 29.