ERIC Number: ED213310
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May-22
Reference Count: 0
Scholarly Activity and Leadership in Local Phi Delta Kappa Chapters.
Harder, Martha B.; And Others
The professional and personal characteristics of individuals who held the top elected leadership positions in local chapters of Phi Delta Kappa during 1979-80 were surveyed. In addition, the relationships between sex, marital status, age, level of educational degree, level of employment, type of employment, and scholarly and professional activities engaged in over a two-year period were investigated. A 43-item questionnaire was developed and mailed to 1,340 chapter presidents and vice-presidents, and 894 usable responses were received. Although no attempt is made to generalize to the total membership of Phi Delta Kappa or the field of professional education, the data indicate that: (1) neither marital status nor sex is a factor in the level of employment, level of educational degree, or type of employment of an individual, nor are they related to the amount of scholarly or professional activities in which the individual is involved; (2) the older a person is, the more likely he or she is to be in teaching, to have a higher academic degree, and to be employed in an institution of higher education; however, scholarly and professional activities are not related to age; (3) those individuals in administrative or supervisory positions are more involved in professional organizations than in research or scholarly pursuits; (4) those individuals employed as teachers in 4-year institutions of higher education are the most active in research, publishing, and funded projects; and (5) the higher the academic degree the individual has, the more likely he or she is to be involved in research, publishing, and professional organizations. (SW)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Educational Background, Employment Experience, Family Life, Females, Higher Education, Honor Societies, Individual Characteristics, Leadership, Males, Marital Status, National Organizations, Professional Associations, Researchers, Scholarship, Sex Differences, Women Faculty
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Phi Delta Kappa
Note: Paper presented at a chapter meeting of Phi Delta Kappa (Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, VA, May 22, 1981). For related document see HE 014 758.