ERIC Number: ED230966
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Job Satisfaction of Women Professors in Mass Communication.
Fedler, Fred; And Others
Ninety-eight women mass communication professors responded to a questionnaire on job satisfaction. Their responses were added to females' responses of a 1982 study, and the enlarged sample of women was then compared with the male respondents from that study. Marked differences were found in the background of the male and female assistant professors. The women tended to be younger, have taught for fewer years, and be paid less than the men. These men and women had similar educational backgrounds, belonged to about the same number of professional organizations, and wrote about the same number of refereed publications. They responded similarly to questions about their satisfaction with their department chair, salaries, and the support given them by their institutions. The women tended to be slightly more satisfied with their colleagues and their students than were the men, but were not as satisfied as the men with the way in which promotions were handled. Men and women associate professors, on the other hand, had remarkably similar backgrounds in terms of age, education, teaching experience, and salaries. However, the women associate professors tended to be somewhat more dissatisfied than were the men with their lives away from work, their department chair, their colleagues, and with promotion and merit pay procedures. Too few responses were received from female professors to merit their analysis. (Questionnaires are appended.) (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (66th, Corvallis, OR, August 6-9, 1983).