Benny FongFollow




School of Education


Doctor of Education (EdD)


Leldon Nichols


Gen X, Gen Y, International Schools, Job Satisfaction, Teacher Attrition, Teacher Retention


Education | Educational Administration and Supervision | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration | Other Educational Administration and Supervision


Current literature on job satisfaction and dissatisfaction does not comprehensively explain the possible relationship among the many factors in Herzberg et al.’s (1959) two-factor theory and teacher retention in international schools in Asia. While research exploring different individual factors to retention and job satisfaction exists, quantitative studies do not appear in great abundance, especially literature with international schools as the target. Given access to quantitative data, international school administrators may plan strategically and implement initiatives to retain and empower effective teachers, both Gen Y and non-Gen Y. The purpose of this correlational study is to examine the relationship between factors of job satisfaction and dissatisfaction in the contract renewal of Gen Y and non-Gen Y teachers working at international schools in Asia. This quantitative, non-experimental study will use a correlational research design, and survey data will be collected from international schools in Asia. A convenience sample consisting of 116 teachers from international schools in Asia was used in the study. Binary logistic regression analyses were used to analyze the data. Based on study results, there exist statistically significant and meaningful connections between factors of job satisfaction and contract renewal for Gen Y and non-Gen Y teachers. The factor communication is a statistically significant predictor of contract renewal for Gen Y teachers. The factors nature of work and supervision are statistically significant predictors of contract renewal for non-Gen Y teachers.