ERIC Number: ED075583
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-May
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Work Activities and Attitudes of Scientists and Research Managers: Data from a National Survey. R and D Studies Series.
Vollmer, Howard M.
This report constitutes a basic data source on the organizational relations, activities, and attitudes of scientists and research managers in a variety of contexts throughout the United States. The data were obtained from a national survey of scientists and research managers in four disciplines--biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics--using random samples of members of professional associations, and are broken down by five major variables, professional affiliation, type of employer, geographic region, educational level, and age. This is a descriptive report and largely consists of a tabular presentation of data accompanied by brief textual summaries of outstanding findings. Attitudinal data show that "freedom to select research projects to work on" is one of the characteristics scientists most frequently mention as desirable in a work environment--especially among scientists in contexts oriented toward basic research. As presented, the data are susceptible to further analysis and interpretation according to specific interests of the reader. (Author)
Descriptors: Employer Employee Relationship, Job Satisfaction, National Surveys, Participant Characteristics, Professional Personnel, Research Directors, Scientists, Tables (Data), Work Attitudes
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Sponsor: Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Research Inst., Menlo Park, CA.