ERIC Number: ED272952
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Territoriality in the Ivory Tower: Academic Rank and Office Space.
Hensley, Wayne E.
A study tested the hypothesis that higher organizational status translates into larger and better office space. One full professor, one associate professor, and one assistant professor for each of 30 departments in a large, mid-Atlantic land grant university were interviewed by organizational communication students. The results did not support the hypothesis, suggesting that academic rank has little or no impact on the size of the office for a professor. The higher the professorial rank, the more input the individual reported having in the choice of an office, but the tangible results of those choices were not readily visible. (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 Eastern Communication Association (77th, Atlantic City, NJ, April 30-May 3, 1986).