ERIC Number: ED390320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
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Perceptions of the Research-Teaching Nexus and Job Satisfaction: An Analysis from the Carnegie International Survey of the Academic Profession.
Gottlieb, Esther E.; Yakir, Ruth
This study used data from the 1991-93 Carnegie International Survey of the Academic Profession to examine the perceptions of college faculty in regard to the emphasis on research over teaching in advanced-industrialized higher education systems, the compatibility of research and teaching, and job satisfaction. It focused on data from 8 countries (West Germany, the United Kingdom, Sweden, the United States, Australia, Israel, Japan, and South Korea), which included 13,984 faculty questionnaire responses. The study found that faculty with a research orientation (RO) generally spent more time on research, and that faculty with a teaching orientation (TO) spent more time on teaching. There was no significant difference in the mean job satisfaction of the two orientation groups, although higher ranking academics were found to be more satisfied than academics at lower ranks. A total of 43 percent of the RO faculty thought that their research had a positive effect on their teaching, whereas only 30 percent of the TO faculty felt that their research had a positive effect on their teaching. Country and gender effects are also discussed. (Contains 26 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Australia; Carnegie International Survey Academic Profession; Israel; Japan; South Korea; United Kingdom; United States; West Germany
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 18-22, 1995).