ERIC Number: ED320615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Spring 1988 Palomar College Climate Survey: An Analysis with Comparisons to the Fall 1986 Climate Survey.
In spring 1988, a survey of the full-time employees of Palomar College (PC) was conducted to assess six aspects of the college's organizational climate: leadership, motivation, communication, decision making, rewards, and job satisfaction. Findings were compared with those from a similar survey conducted in fall 1986. Study findings, based on a 37% response rate (N=213) to the 1988 survey and a 46% response rate (N=260) to the 1986 survey, included the following: (1) the spring 1988 sample rated each of the six climate components higher than did the fall 1986 sample; (2) among both groups, job satisfaction was rated highest and decision making rated the lowest; (3) administrators rated all climate components, except job satisfaction, as more effective or satisfying than classified staff or faculty; (4) participation in or effectiveness of decision making was given the worst rating of any component by both faculty and classified staff; (5) both years "successfully meeting student needs" ranked highest and "involvement in campus goal setting" lowest among the individual survey climate items; (6) satisfaction with job security was rated and ranked high while satisfaction with salary was rated and ranked low; and (7) respondents indicated that rewards for personal and excellent performance were lacking. The survey instrument is appended. (Author/JMC)
Descriptors: Administrators, College Environment, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Employee Attitudes, Faculty College Relationship, Job Satisfaction, Leadership, Likert Scales, Questionnaires, School Effectiveness, School Personnel, School Surveys, Two Year Colleges, Work Environment
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Palomar Coll., San Marcos, CA.