ERIC Number: ED160019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Salary Increases and Teaching Effectiveness: A Replication and Expansion. Research Report No. 38.
Hoyt, Donald P.; Reed, Jeffrey G.
The relationship between salary increases and student ratings of teaching effectiveness was studied using a sample of 266 faculty members at Kansas State University. Three measures of teaching effectiveness (student progress in meeting relevant course objectives, liking the instructor, and appreciation of the field of study) and two salary criteria (percent and dollar increase) were used. Several measures of the emphasis on the teaching function were used to determine whether this variable moderated the relationship between salaries and student ratings. The effect of discipline was also examined. In general, there was a modest but significant correlation between ratings of teaching effectiveness and percent salary increase. The amount of emphasis given to the teaching function was a significant determinant of the strength of this relationship. Correlations were generally more pronounced in social science and humanities than in the sciences. Student motivation was highly correlated with effectiveness ratings, but was not regularly taken into account in salary recommendations. (Author/LBH)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Correlation, Departments, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Intellectual Disciplines, Research Projects, School Surveys, State Universities, Statistical Analysis, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Student Motivation, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Salaries
Office of Educational Research, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Office of Educational Research.
Identifiers: Kansas State University