ERIC Number: ED263638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov-8
Faculty Members' Perceptions of Information Adequacy and Communication Relationships in Their "World of Work."
McDowell, Earl E.
A study was conducted to explore college faculty members' perceptions of current and desirable information from their department chairs or heads and their relationships with chairs, coworkers, and top administrators. Respondents, 131 faculty members at a midwestern university, completed two instruments--the Receiver Information Scale and the Communication Relationships Scale of the International Communication Association (ICA) Communication Audit. The results indicated that faculty members received limited information about technical changes, mistakes and failures of their departments, teaching evaluations, and job-related problems. Overall, female faculty members indicated that they receive less information from department chairs than did male faculty members, and they rated their relationships with chairs, colleagues, and top administrators lower than did male faculty members. (Tables of data are included.) (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (71st, Denver, CO, November 7-10, 1985).