ERIC Number: ED344626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr-23
Reference Count: N/A
The Relationship between Work Values and Job Satisfaction for Community College Leadership Trainees: A Replication and Cross-Validation.
Torres, Belinda M.; Kapes, Jerome T.
A study was conducted in 1990-91 to explore the work values and job satisfaction of minority professionals in community colleges and technical institutes who aspire to advance in leadership positions. The sample consisted of 59 Black and Hispanic educators from community colleges and technical institutes across Texas who participated in the Leadership Development Program at Texas A&M University. Characteristics of these potential minority leaders were assessed using the Demographic Information Sheet, the Values Scale (VS) and the long form of the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ). Findings indicated that the participants valued advancement, altruism, authority, creativity, and personal development and were satisfied with the activity and social service aspects of their work more than the norm group with which they were compared. There were no real differences between Black and Hispanic or male and female participants, nor between participants with different amounts of professional experience. Study findings suggested that leadership development programs in community colleges did not need to be structured differently for minority participants. The VS and MSQ both seemed to be sufficiently reliable and valid to recommend their use in further research with potential minority leaders in community college settings. A 17-item bibliography and data tables derived from the VS, the MSQ, as well as a correlational analysis of the two, are attached. (JSP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Leadership Development Program (Texas A and M)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (73rd, San Francisco, CA, April 20-24, 1992).