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ERIC Number: ED045940
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 90
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An Identification of Selected Items Associated with Faculty Job Satisfaction in the North Carolina System of Community Colleges.
Edmundson, James Carroll
The relationship between job attitudes and items that contribute to them was investigated. Results of the multiple regression analysis of "demographic" items revealed that: (1) male instructors of at least 45 years of age and older, with most of their work experience outside of formal educational jobs, seemed to be more satisfied in community college teaching, and (2) faculty employed in college transfer instruction appeared to be more satisfied than their peers in technical and vocational education. Analysis of "satisfier" items revealed little information as to which were asociated with job satisfaction. However, certain of the "dissatisfier" items were found to be associated with job dissatisfaction. Several of the more important dissatisfiers included: no time for study, inadequate salaries, and excessive work load, required daily preparation, and committee work. When analyzed separately, the areas of major job responsibility (vocational, technical, and college transfer) were found to differ in placing emphasis upon "satisfiers" and "dissatisfiers." It was concluded that among many things community college administrators may elect to do is to give instructors the opportunity for cooperative planning and joint decision making. This may lead to greater job satisfaction. (Author/NL)
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina