ERIC Number: ED360025
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-May
Community College Faculty Dissatisfaction: A Comparative Analysis.
Colgrove, Clyde V.; Shinville, Padriac Sean
A study was conducted to ascertain whether two-year college faculty are significantly different than faculties at research, doctoral granting, comprehensive, or liberal arts institutions on four measures of job dissatisfaction. Drawing from responses to the 1989 Survey Among College and University Faculty conducted by the Carnegie Foundation, the study compared faculty perceptions about the context of higher education in society; time constraints; salary; and thoughts about leaving the profession. A total of 510 two-year college faculty survey responses were compared with equivalent numbers of responses from each of eight institutional categories (Research types I and II, Doctoral Granting types I and II, Comprehensive types I and II, and Liberal Arts types I and II). Study results included the following: (1) two-year faculty were less confident about the quality of students and higher education's ability to help society than faculty at Liberal Arts I institutions; (2) two-year college faculty were less likely to perceive problems with time constraints than faculty at all other institutions; (3) two-year faculty respondents held significantly higher perceptions of their salary than other faculty; and (4) two-year college faculty did not hold significantly different thoughts about leaving the profession than other faculty, with all groups expressing little intention of leaving the profession. Data tables and 14 references are included. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (33rd, Chicago, IL, May 16-19, 1993).