ERIC Number: ED061912
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
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The Relationship of Role Expectations to Faculty Behavior.
DeVries, David L.
This study examines the various sources of influences over 290 faculty members at a large public university. It was found that: (1) both the role expectations a faculty member has for himself and the role expectations of the employing organization predict positively and significantly the role behavior of the respondents; (2) the departmental colleagues' expectations predict significantly role behaviors for the research role only; (3) rank and the cosmopolitan-local dimensions are shown to be significant mediators of the conformity of the respondents to their colleagues expectations; and (4) the degree of person-role conflict a faculty member is exposed to is related to his productivity (research) but not to his satisfaction. The implications of the results are explored for role theory and for the understanding of faculty behavior. (Author/HS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for the Study of Social Organization of Schools.