ERIC Number: ED336593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Study To Determine the Job Satisfaction of the Engineering/Industrial Technology Faculty at Delgado Community College.
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)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Employer Employee Relationship, Faculty College Relationship, Job Satisfaction, Organizational Climate, Quality of Working Life, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Welfare, Teaching Conditions, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Delgado Community College LA
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.