ERIC Number: ED323825
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
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Racial and Gender Differences in Faculty Careers.
Armour, Robert; And Others
The overall study examined job satisfaction among tenured college faculty. This paper compares responses from minority (about 6%) and female (about 18%) faculty with the overall responses (N=1135). Overall, 91% reported being satisfied with their careers with 82% saying they would choose the career again. Race and gender were not related significantly to overall satisfaction. Minority faculty tended to have been at their institutions less time than white colleagues but were more likely to have decided to become a professor out of a desire to help others. In all, minorities gave significantly different responses to 26 of the 132 comparisons. Female faculty gave significantly different responses to 65 (49%) of the responses. Among the many differences found between men and women respondents were that: women had spent less time at their institution, less time in rank, and less time in tenured positions. They tended to be at the lower ranks and to concentrate in the professional disciplines rather than the natural sciences. Women also had spent a higher percentage of their time teaching and less doing research and rated themselves as better teachers and worse researchers. Women were more dissatisfied with their physical working conditions, advancement, job security, and the teaching load. Contains 19 references. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 16-20, 1990). For a related document, see HE 023 919.