ERIC Number: ED153534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Prestige in an American University.
Wolfle, Lee M.
Prestige hierarchies operate in all known organizations; universities are no exception. Davis and Moore (1945) have called such stratification in any social system a universal necessity. The present study focused on positions in a university setting. Using procedures developed to measure prestige of occupations in national surveys, the attribution of prestige attached to university positions was determined. One hundred and eight positions were scaled and the scale's validity and underlying scaling criteria evaluated. It appears that university prestige is a microcosm of national prestige, and seems to have a similar socioeconomic base. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Association (Toronto, Canada, March 1978)