ERIC Number: ED085002
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
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Heterogeneity of Research Interests and Effectiveness of University Departments.
Allen, David B.
Departments are characterized according to the heterogeneity of the faculty's research interests. The study examines the extent to which department performance and satisfaction are related to the heterogeneity of the faculty. ACE rating, teaching effectiveness, and faculty satisfaction with five facets of the department are employed as criteria. The results indicate that the heterogeneity measure is an index of situational favorableness that interacts with leadership style to determine teaching effectiveness. It was found that heterogeneity is negatively related to department ACE rating and faculty satisfaction in hard areas, but that these variables are unrelated in soft areas. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle.