ERIC Number: ED319469
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan-26
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Work Values and Job Satisfaction of Potential Minority Leaders in Community College Settings.
Torres, Belinda M.; Kapes, Jerome T.
A study was conducted to investigate the work values and degree of job satisfaction of potential minority leaders in community colleges and technical institutes in Texas. In addition, the study examined the relationship between participation in the Minority Leadership Development Project (MLDP), ethnicity, gender, professional experience, and educational level and work values and job satisfaction. The study sample included 73 Black and Hispanic educators who were considered potential leaders in community colleges in Texas, including 37 individuals who had been selected for the MLDP. Information from the participants was gathered using the Demographic Information Sheet for personal information, the Values Scale (VS), and the Minnesota Importance Questionnaire (MIQ) as measures of work values; and the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire as a measure of job satisfaction. Study findings, based on a 100% response rate, included the following: (1) the six highest held values identified by the VS were Cultural Identity, Advancement, Creativity, Aesthetics, Authority, and Economic Security; (2) the MIQ found the most important values to be Compensation, Authority, Social Status, Supervision-Human Relations, and Supervision-Technical; (3) MLDP participants valued Ability Utilization, Advancement, Responsibility, and Autonomy more highly than the non-MLDP group; (4) the MLDP participants were less satisfied with their current jobs than the non-MLDP group; (5) few differences were found among the responses of Black and Hispanic, and male and female participants; and (6) years of professional experience and level of education did not appear to be related to work values held by the minority leadership candidates studied. Data tables are included. (WJT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association (Austin, TX, January 26, 1990).