ERIC Number: ED111453
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Faculty Morale Study in a Community College.
Gloster, Emily D.
A questionnaire was developed to measure faculty morale and was administered to all full-time faculty members (N=51) at a community college. The form developed consisted of three sections: (1) a list of 36 positive and 36 negative hypothetical experiences which the faculty member checked if he/she had experienced the incident described in the statement; (2) a morale scale and four questions to obtain a validity check on the morale level marked; and (3) 14 questions relating to personal information. The most frequent positive morale items marked dealt with academic freedom, faculty cooperation and friendliness, and student rapport. The most frequent negative item dealt with physical limitations of the classroom. Using a morale scale of one (extremely low) to seven (extremely high) the mean morale level was computed to be 5.77. Significant difference at the .01 level was revealed using morale scores and responses to the question related to accepting a similar position at another institution with the same salary; and at the .05 level using morale scores and responses given to the question regarding income from other endeavors. A review of the literature and the survey instrument are included. (Author/NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University