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ERIC Number: ED061886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 24
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An Investigation of the Relationship Between Career Patterns of Pennsylvania Community College Faculty and Their Attitudes Toward Educational Issues.
Patterson, Robert A.
Organizational behavior is a function of interactions among at least 3 sets of variables: (a) social, institutional, and individual values; (b) institutional goals and role expectations; and (c) individual needs and perceptions of the work environment. One problem confronting the administrator in institutions of higher education is that of understanding the perceptual base upon which institutional members act as they carry out their various tasks and role assignments. This problem is especially critical in newly emerging institutions that are composed of faculty from a variety of occupational backgrounds. The purpose of the present study is to examine a part of this larger problem by identifying the preorganizational career patterns of community college faculty in Pennsylvania and investigating the relationship between identified career patterns and faculty attitudes toward progressive and traditional educational issues. It was found that academic field, age, degree, teaching curriculum, political persuasion, father's education, professional membership, religious persuasion, sex, and number of children have a great influence on faculty views toward educational issues, in addition to the preorganizational career patterns. (Author/HS)
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Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.