ERIC Number: ED109976
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
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Faculty Voting Behavior in Temple University Collective Bargaining Elections.
Mortimer, Kenneth P.; Ross, Naomi V.
This document reports on a survey of faculty voting behavior. The survey was months after a second election was held to determine whether or not faculty and support professionals at Temple University would be represented by a collective bargaining agent. The survey focused on the relationship between voting behavior and two potential sources of variance: (1) faculty characteristics; and (2) attitudes and/or opinions about several key issues in academic collective bargaining. The document is presented in four major sections. The first section discusses the national and local scene relative to collective bargaining, sets the context of the election, and specifies the methods and analytic techniques used in the research. The second section presents results of the survey pertaining to the first election held. The third section is similar to the second section but deals with the second or runoff election. Survey data presented in sections two and three include: (1) open-ended response by voting behavior; (2) demographic characteristics by voting behavior; (3) association descriptors; (4) internal versus external governance factors as influences on voting behavior; (5) satisfaction with and desired negotiability of issues; (6) attitude toward strikes by voting behavior; (7) the viability of "no representative"; (8) summary of election results. The fourth section discusses and summarizes major findings of the study. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Center for the Study of Higher Education.