ERIC Number: ED341306
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan-16
Reference Count: N/A
Interrelations for Teaching, Research, and Service: The Faculty Satisfaction Dilemma.
Serafin, Ana Gil
This study investigated the extent of the interrelations of faculty satisfaction with the position functions of teaching, research, and service across Venezuelan teacher college campuses. In particular the study concerned the extent to which the variations in the variable teaching satisfaction were associated with the variations in the variables research satisfaction and service satisfaction. Using the Faculty Satisfaction Questionnaire 234 full-time faculty from 7 Venezuelan teachers colleges were surveyed. The evidence suggested that teaching and research are interrelated in the satisfaction provided to academicians and that research in the academic environment is seen as supportive and complimentary to teaching. In addition, the correlation between teaching satisfaction and service satisfaction was positive indicating that there are positive interrelations between faculty satisfaction with teaching and faculty satisfaction with service. The correlation between research satisfaction and service satisfaction was also positive. The most satisfying elements to faculty was research, with publications and writing providing the greatest sense of accomplishment. Included are two tables and 27 references. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Faculty Service; Venezuela
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Michigan Educational Research Association (Novi, MI, January 16-17, 1992). For a related document, see HE 025 197.