ERIC Number: ED027498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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A Communication Patterns Study of Retired Faculty from Selected Missouri Institutions of Higher Learning.
This study investigated communication patterns of retired faculty of Missouri colleges and universities. Questionnaires were completed by 75 persons (50 men and 25 women), of whom 50 (33 men and 17 women) were interviewed. Findings included the following: face to face communication was the favorite mode of communication, followed by telephone, books, television, radio, newspapers, lectures, and phonograph records; although radio was not high on the preferred list, retired faculty had established more fixed patterns of use for this medium than for any of the others studied; newspapers were the primary source of news; aside from conversation, respondents found more satisfaction in print media than in radio, television, or motion pictures. Other areas of discussion included sex, age, health, income, preretirement activities, community involvement, field of instruction, rank, degrees, other employment, home environment, and relative satisfaction with various media before and after retirement. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Books, College Faculty, Communication (Thought Transfer), Doctoral Dissertations, Films, Individual Differences, Interpersonal Relationship, Mass Media, Newspapers, Nonverbal Communication, Older Adults, Participation, Radio, Retirement, Surveys, Television, Verbal Communication
University Microfilms, 300 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 67-4205, MF $3.30, Xerography $11.50).
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Authoring Institution: Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL.
Note: Ph. D. Thesis.