ERIC Number: ED327126
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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A Survey of Faculty Perceptions Regarding Workplace Democracy: A Descriptive Case Study of an Institution of Higher Education.
Dottin, Erskine S.
A study investigated the attitudes, feelings, and perceptions of faculty members at the University of West Florida toward the larger workplace (the organization) and, in particular, their immediate work setting (climate). The two primary questions to be answered were: (1) do faculty perceive their departments as promoting or restricting workplace democracy? and (2) are there significant differences among departments in their promotion or restriction of workplace democracy? Faculty members (N=273) in about half of the academic departments at the University of West Florida were mailed a 72-item survey, instrument (the Humanistic Climate Scale) of which 100 were returned and found usable for the study. The results of the study showed that there is a significant difference among faculty in 14 departments regarding the perceived importance placed in their work environments on authentic self-disclosure and expression, on experiencing and exploring the work environment, on sharing with others, and on having a feeling of community and connection. The findings lead to the conclusion that departments at the University of West Florida are not all facilitating a humanistic work climate. Contains 25 references. (Author/GLR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Sponsor: University of West Florida, Pensacola.
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Identifiers: University of West Florida; Workplace Democracy