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ERIC Number: ED336593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
A Study To Determine the Job Satisfaction of the Engineering/Industrial Technology Faculty at Delgado Community College.
Satterlee, Brian
A study assessed job satisfaction among Engineering/Industrial Technology faculty at Delgado Community College (New Orleans, Louisiana). A secondary purpose was to confirm Herzberg's Two-Factor Theory of Job Satisfaction (1966) that workers derived satisfaction from the work itself and that causes of dissatisfaction stemmed from conditions external to the work. A literature review focused on methods of measuring faculty job satisfaction and factors contributing to job satisfaction. A job satisfaction questionnaire was completed and returned by all 26 members of the Engineering/Industrial Technology faculty. Results indicated that this cohort of faculty were satisfied with their jobs. Aspects of the job perceived as satisfying included autonomy/control, use of skills and abilities, immediate supervisor, and self-fulfillment. Aspects of the job perceived as dissatisfying included opportunities for promotion-in-rank, top management, pay, and job security. The following recommendations were made to the dean: the college should: (1) continue to enhance those job aspects perceived as satisfying; (2) investigate discrimination against technical faculty in the promotion policy; (3) develop an institutional human resource development plan; (4) engender a participative managerial style; and (5) allow for more open communication between faculty and top management. (Eleven references and the questionnaire are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Delgado Community College LA
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.