School-climate-related determinants of teachers staying at their school (relative to having quit or having moved to a different school) the year after initial survey

Barriers index Stress & safety index
All Low-poverty High-poverty All Low-poverty High-poverty
Barriers index -0.018*** -0.009 -0.026***
Stress & safety index -0.042*** -0.036*** -0.047***
Constant 0.819*** 0.792*** 0.857*** 0.819*** 0.793*** 0.852***
Observations 33,100 8,800 13,000 33,100 8,800 13,000
R-squared 0.024 0.031 0.029 0.029 0.035 0.035

Note: Data are for teachers in public noncharter schools in the 2011–2012 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) whose status is known in the 2012–2013 Teacher Follow-up Survey (TFS). A teacher is in a low-poverty school if less than 25% of the student body in his/her classroom is eligible for free or reduced-price lunch programs; a teacher is in a high-poverty school if 50% or more of the student body in his/her classroom is eligible for those programs. For statistical significance, *** denotes p < 0.01, ** denotes p < 0.05, and * denotes p < 0.1. Regressions control for credentials and state fixed effects.

Source: 2011–2012 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) and 2012–2013 Teacher Follow-up Survey (TFS) microdata from the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES 2011–2012, 2012–2013).

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