Date of Award

Spring 5-15-2018

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education in School Leadership


Center for Leadership & Learning


College of Education

Committee Chair

Dr. John Freeman

Second Committee Member

Dr. Terry Nichols

Third Committee Member

Dr. Steve Rook

Program Director

Dr. John Freeman

Dean of Graduate College

Dr.Jeff Robertson


This study was designed to answer the research questions: a) To what extent are job attitudes of teachers influenced by the conditions of school facilities in Arkansas; b) What are the perceptions of teachers in regards to the conditions of the school buildings; and c) Is there a difference between attitudes of teachers in “newer” facilities versus “older” facilities? The overall purpose of this study was to determine if there was a significant relationship between age of the school building and the attitudes of the teacher. The instruments used in this study to measure the attitudes were the Commonwealth Assessment of Physical Environment (CAPE) and the My Classroom Assessment Protocol (MCAP). The schools in this study were chosen to have a contrast between older and newer facilities. Data from the CAPE was used to determine the physical condition of the school buildings while the MCAP was used as an attitudinal assessment for classroom teachers. Data from the superintendents on the CAPE showed that the newer building was looked at more positively while the results of the MCAP showed a more positive result of the attitudes of the teachers in the older facility. These findings concluded that age of facilities did not have a significant impact on teacher job attitudes.