ERIC Number: ED045910
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Relationship between Perceived Faculty Participation in the Decision-Making Process and Job Satisfaction in the Community Colleges of North Carolina.
Barrett, Thomas Chester
The relationship between job satisfaction and the participation of full-time teaching faculty of the North Carolina Community College System in decision making was investigated. It was anticipated that the results of the study would indicate that the level of job satisfaction would be higher as the full-time teaching faculty perceived that they participated in decision-making. Therefore, it was expected that the correlation between the selected independent variables and the dependent variable, job satisfaction, would be high. This did not prove to be the case. In addition, it was expected that the results would indicate a high expectation level on the part of the faculty to participate in decision making. This was verified. Finally, it was anticipated that the results would indicate that the more respondents perceived their participation in decision making, the higher would be their job satisfaction. The results, in general, supported this. Statistical treatment indicated that 3 of the 11 independent variables considered were not significant; two were significant at the .10 level of confidence, two at the .05 level; and four at the .025 level. (Author/NL)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Decision Making, Doctoral Dissertations, Expectation, Investigations, Job Satisfaction, Participation, Role Perception
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh.
Identifiers: North Carolina
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