ERIC Number: ED126324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship Between Sex and Intrinsic Job Satisfaction of Adult Educators.
Hinkley, Nancy E.
Relatively few studies of job satisfaction have dealt with sex as a significant variable. Recent studies have determined that Maslow's hierarchy of needs has particular application to the work situation and to an examination of sex differences in intrinsic job satisfaction. A questionnaire based on Maslow's hierarchy was sent to all of the 378 persons who received their post-baccalaureate degrees in adult education from North Carolina State University from 1966 to 1974; 309 (82%) responded producing 292 usable questionnaires. Several characteristics of the population were: one-fourth were females, more than one-half the men and less than one-fourth of the women had their doctorates, almost all were employed full-time with 6.7% of the women and 35.0% of the men receiving incomes over $21,000. Female adult educators found less gratification of higher level needs than males in the performance of job related tasks. The difference was significant not only with the total need deficiency scores but also with each of the sub-scores that dealt with esteem, autonomy, and self-actualization. The results indicate that higher level need satisfaction in the performance of job-related tasks is meaningful to both female and male adult educators. (JR)
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Attitude Measures, Educational Research, Females, Graduate Surveys, Individual Testing, Job Satisfaction, Males, Need Gratification, Participant Characteristics, Questionnaires, Self Actualization, Self Concept Measures, Self Esteem, Sex Differences, Task Performance, Work Environment
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Adult Education Research Conference (Toronto, Ontario, April, 1976)