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ERIC Number: ED192182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Psychological Variables Related to Faculty Attitudes Toward Collective Bargaining.
Grossnickle, William F.; And Others
Most research on faculty collective bargaining has focused on its extent and demographic variables such as age, salary, academic discipline, and rank. Little has been done to investigate individual differences which correlate with attitudes toward collective bargaining. The external validity of an earlier study done by Bigoness on correlates of faculty attitudes toward collective bargaining (ACB) was investigated using data obtained from 225 faculty members and administrators at a southeastern state university. The dependent variable was the ACB scale used by Bigoness. Independent variables included two measures of job satisfaction developed by Quinn and Staines, Levenson's IPC scale, and demographic variables of academic rank, salary, time employed by the university, and age. From the simple correlations for both men and women and men alone, five of the six best predictors of ACB were attitudinal/perceptual, with salary being the exception. For females, none of the variables correlated significantly with ACB. For both the total sample and for men alone, the three statistically significant predictors were, in order, a measure of job satisfaction, a perceptual measure (Internal Orientation), and one demographic variable (salary). (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (26th, Washington, DC, March 26-29, 1980).