ERIC Number: ED257807
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Self-Perceptions of Productivity of Education Faculty: Life Phase and Gender Differences.
Schuttenberg, Ernest M; And Others
The perceptions of college of education faculty members of their achievements and future potential at various life cycle and career phases were investigated. Survey questionnaires were sent to 391 college of education faculty members from 38 institutions. Findings emphasized the primacy of teaching in their perceptions for productivity. Scholarship was found to be an important component, especially among the younger faculty, who also rated their future scholarship potential higher than their older colleagues. More females than males saw scholarship becoming more important in their definitions of productivity. Nearly half of the respondents indicated that their conceptions of what constituted productivity had changed over the course of their careers. For those who changed their perceptions of productivity, teaching held about the same importance, while scholarship and service assumed significantly greater importance. A greater percentage of female respondents saw positive change in the importance of scholarship. Male respondents rated themselves higher in past scholarship performance. Institutional policies and procedures were seen as hindering more than enhancing faculty productivity. Data on findings are presented in tables, and a copy of the survey questionnaire is included. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (69th, Chicago, IL, March 31-April 4, 1984).