ERIC Number: ED023382
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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Flexibility of Personality as it Relates to the Hiring and Retention of Public Community College Faculty in New York State.
Pratt, George L.B.
This study describes the relationship between the flexibility of personality of the junior college president and the flexibility (or lack of it) in the faculty he hires, and also the relationship between turnover and the variable of this quality in the president and faculty members. As part of the study involved faculty turnover for three years, only those presidents who had hired for the preceding three academic years could be used. Twenty such were found and agreed to take part. The variable used was scores from the California F Scale for 16 presidents and 395 faculty members. The first part of the problem was solved by ranking the presidents on the F Scale from highest to lowest, by ranking the high, low, median, mean, and range of scores for the faculty from highest to lowest, and computing the Spearman rho. No significant relationship was found between the presidents' authoritarianism and the overall authoritarianism of the faculty, but an inverse relationship was found between the personalities of the presidents and the range of authoritarianism represented on their faculty. The second part of the problem compared the rankings of presidents' scores with mean scores of faculty in their first and third years. A negative difference was found, significant at the .01 level. It appears that presidents tend to hire those who, as a group, are like themselves in authoritative personality, but to retain those who, as a group, are different in their degree of authoritarianism. (HH)
Descriptors: Administrators, College Faculty, Doctoral Dissertations, Faculty Recruitment, Personality, Personnel Selection, Presidents, Recruitment, Teacher Characteristics, Two Year Colleges
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Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. School of Education.
Identifiers: New York