ERIC Number: ED231297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Some Factors Affecting the Job Satisfaction of Academic Women.
Hill, Malcolm D.
Job satisfaction of 752 male and 195 female faculty in 16 Pennsylvania colleges and unviersities was studied. Job satisfaction was measured by a 45-item inventory, and factor analysis of the inventory revealed the following components of job satisfaction: (1) teaching, (2) recognition-support, (3) convenience, (4) economic, (5) administrative, and (6) associational. Further analysis indicated that the first three facets represented an intrinsic dimension and the last three represented an extrinsic dimension. A stepwise regression analysis was run for each sex on the two dimensions of job satisfaction to assess the predictive strength of various background items and to determine whether the two sexes differ with respect to the kinds of influences that affect their job satisfaction. Little difference in job satisfaction was found between the sexes, although there were indications that differences in sex may affect the kinds of expectations that a person has about work in academia. Dissatisfaction with work was greater among younger faculty, those in the lower academic ranks, and those who teach in the humanities and social and behavioral sciences. An outline including subcategories of the six job satisfaction factors is appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Canada, April 11-15, 1983).