ERIC Number: ED135436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Faculty Satisfaction-Dissatisfaction and Management by Objectives for Results.
Swain, Rufus S.
A study of faculty job satisfaction and dissatisfaction was conducted at Wilson County Technical Institute subsequent to the adoption of a Management by Objectives and Results (MBO/R) organizational development plan. Three samples of faculty were surveyed in 1972, 1974, and 1976 using a measurement instrument based on the behavioral theories of Herzberg, and resultant data were analyzed to determine if any significant differences existed between the three sets of faculty responses. Significant differences were found on nine of the survey items. In all but one instance, decreases in the level of dissatisfaction of faculty were noted. Overall, faculty showed increased levels of job satisfaction relating to their supervisors, job responsibilities, and growth opportunities. While not statistically significant, improvements were indicated in such areas as achievement, policy and administration, recognition, and working conditions. No increases in dissatisfaction in any of the areas measured by the survey instrument were found. It was concluded that implementation of the Management by Objectives and Results program was not achieved at the expense of faculty satisfaction. Tabular data are included in the report. (JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wilson County Technical Inst., NC.