Date of Award

Winter 12-1-2020

Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership for Learning Dissertations


Educational Leadership

Committee Chair

Dr. David G. Buckman

Committee Chair/First Advisor

Dr. Sheryl Croft

Second Committee Member

Dr. Sanjuana Carrillo-Rodriguez


The purpose of this study was to contribute to the empirical literature related to the influence of student discipline on teacher job satisfaction. Further, this research aimed to explore the correlation between student discipline and teacher job satisfaction while controlling for the contributing factors of job satisfaction (i.e., workplace characteristics, personal attributes, human capital elements, and principal leadership). In addition, the results of this research study were interpreted through the lens of the Affective Events Theory indicating a person’s emotions and behaviors for the workplace may influence their job satisfaction. Descriptive and inferential statistics were applied to see whether there is a significant relationship between student discipline and teacher job satisfaction when teacher job satisfaction covariates have been controlled.