ERIC Number: ED339318
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct-31
Reference Count: N/A
Job Satisfaction of African-American Faculty in Higher Education in the South. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.
Patitu, Carol Logan; Tack, Martha W.
This paper presents results of a study which examined factors related to job satisfaction and the decline in the number of African-American faculty (AAF) in higher education. Twenty-eight, 4-year, state-assisted institutions in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation region--13 predominantly African-American (PAI) and 15 predominantly White institutions (PWIs)--participated in the study. One-way analysis of variance was used to determine the difference in the mean scores of job satisfaction as measured by the Job Descriptive Index (JDI) and the Job in General (JGI) scale for African-American faculty (N=355) at both White and African-American institutions. Two-way analysis of variance examined the job satisfaction scores when categorized by age, tenure status, salary, faculty rank, years of faculty experience, gender, and size of the institution. Among the findings were that: (1) salary, gender, and rank affected satisfaction with opportunities for promotion for AAF; (2) AAF at predominantly White institutions appeared to be more satisfied with opportunities for promotion than their counterparts at PAIs; (3) faculty salaries were competitive at both types of institution; and (4) few AAF were found in tenured and tenure-track positions. Recommendations for further research and action are provided. Contains 27 references. (GLR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: ASHE Annual Meeting
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (Boston, MA, October 31-November 3, 1991).