ERIC Number: ED382259
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Climate Study, Spring 1995.
Mohammadi, John; And Others
In January 1995, Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC), in Virginia, surveyed faculty and staff regarding their perceptions related to job satisfaction, organizational communication, management, and work environment. Questionnaires were sent to 128 full-time faculty, administrative faculty, classified staff, and part-time employees with 30 hours workload per week, receiving responses from 54%. For sections related to satisfaction, communication, and management, respondents were asked to rate 61 statements about PHCC on a 5-point scale, while with respect to general work environment, respondents rated 12 statements related to their department and the college as a whole on a 7-point scale. Study findings included the following: (1) with respect to satisfaction, communication, and management, the three highest rated statements were "I like working at PHCC" (4.56), "I support the mission and goals of the college" (4.5), and "I would recommend PHCC to my friends as a good place to work" (4.47); (2) the lowest rated statements were "Parking on campus is adequate" (2.20), "I have the opportunity to participate in setting budget priorities" (2.44), and "Interdepartmental communication is adequate" (2.62); (3) the adjectives "friendly" and "creative" received the highest ratings with respect to the work environment of the college and for respondents' individual departments; and (4) hourly staff had the most positive impressions of work environment, followed by classified staff, faculty, and administrators. (The survey instrument is appended.) (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Patrick Henry Community Coll., Martinsville, VA.
Identifiers: Patrick Henry Community College VA