ERIC Number: ED139489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Job Satisfaction of Faculty and Staff at the College of Eastern Utah.
Seegmiller, Jesse F.
Faculty and staff at the College of Eastern Utah were surveyed in order to ascertain the level of job satisfaction of the college's personnel. Over 90% of the faculty completed a 94-item job satisfaction questionnaire which was based on Herzberg's Motivation-Hygiene theory of motivation. College staff completed a slightly modified form of the questionnaire. In addition to rating aspects of job satisfaction, the questionnaire elicited agreement or disagreement with 28 statements concerning the community college concept. Results of the study indicated job satisfaction was (1) high in the areas of achievement, possibility of growth, recognition, responsibility, the work itself, interpersonal relations, supervision, and working conditions, and (2) low in the areas of adoption of employee-recommended practices, in-service training, opportunities to attend professional workshops and conferences, inter-departmental cooperation, policy and administration, and salaries. It was recommended that the level of satisfaction, particularly in the areas of administration, policy, and salaries, be improved not only to decrease dissatisfaction but also to enhance overall institutional effectiveness. Tabular survey data are included and the two survey instruments are appended. (JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of Eastern Utah, Price.