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ERIC Number: ED052742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Pages: 32
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Sources of Influence on Faculty Behavior.
DeVries, David L.
This study investigated the effects of shared values and expectations on the behavior of 290 faculty members representing 34 departments at a large graduate oriented university. Responses to a questionnaire indicated the expectations the faculty member had for himself, those his colleagues had for themselves, and those of his employing institution predicted positively and significantly the behavior of respondents. Self-expectations of the departmental executive officer did not relate significantly to faculty behavior. Behavioral conformity with collegial self-expectations was significantly related to degree of alienation, to the cosmopolitan-local dimensions, and to departmental size. Implications of the results were examined with reference to the role theory of Katz and Kahn (1966) and for the understanding of faculty behavior. (Author/JS)
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Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD.