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ERIC Number: ED031229
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Pages: 225
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The Relationship of Socialization Experience, Role Orientation, and the Acceptance of the Comprehensive Community Junior College Concept by Public Junior College Faculty.
Morrison, James Louis
This study sought (1) to explain variations in (a) faculty acceptance of the junior college role and (b) the degree of faculty consideration for their students and (2) to see if those who accept the junior college concept also show a higher degree of consideration for students. It was hypothesized that faculty members acquired their attitudes to cultural institutions and their role in them through social experience and, further, that those responsive on the cultural level would be equally so on the social level, and that this attitude would encourage acceptance of the junior college concept and interest in students on both levels. Of 1260 questionnaires sent to the faculty of nine Florida junior colleges, 727 (57.7%) were answered. Unidimensial scales were developed for acceptance and role orientation by factor analysis. Social experience was determined by 26 items (e.g., how many education courses, perception of administrator and colleague roles, etc.). Multiple and partial correlation analyses supported the hypotheses. Specifically, it was found that graduate and in-service training cultivates the attitude of junior college response to all student needs, both personally and academically; collective faculty attitude influences the individual to accept the college concept and concern for students; the individual accepts these views if they fit his perceived role in a stratum he hopes to join; the greater his belief in the college role, the greater, as a rule, his concern for his students. (HH)
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Identifiers: Florida
Note: Ph.D. dissertation