ERIC Number: ED390403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Acknowledgement Patterns in the "Journal of Higher Education," 1972-1993.
Yutzey, Susan D.
Acknowledgement patterns in the "Journal of Higher Education" (JHE) from 1972 to 1993 inclusive were examined using Blaise Cronin's (1991) six-part typology. In the 21-year period, 38.8% of the articles had a formally worded acknowledgement with the majority (81.2%) of those being resource-related, 55% concept-related, and 32% procedure-related. The pattern of acknowledgements resembled that found by Cronin, who investigated acknowledgements patterns in information science. Eleven individuals out of 327 were highly acknowledged as providing inspiration (prime movers) or critical comment and feedback (trusted assessors). Seven of the 11 currently hold faculty positions in prestigious departments of education; one holds a faculty position in sociology; and three held administrative positions in higher education. Four of the 11 who were highly acknowledged were women. Fourteen percent of the acknowledgements went to the highly acknowledged women in the decade of the 1970s, compared to 42.8% in the 1980s and 30.4% in the 1990s. The relationship between those who were highly acknowledged in JHE and those who were highly cited in education journals was statistically not significant. Nine tables and one figure depict information about acknowledgements. A list of education journals is provided in the appendix. Nine tables and one figure illustrate the text. (Contains 18 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Journal ARticles; Journal of Higher Education; Pattern Analysis
Note: Masters Research Paper, Kent State University.