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ERIC Number: ED553477
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 156
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3030-7122-5
Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Job Satisfaction and Organizational Sense of Belonging
Hudson, Barbara Krall
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Montana State University
Non-tenure-track (NTT) faculty are playing an increasingly larger role in the instruction of students in higher education. They provide a flexible workforce with specialized expertise, often prefer to work part-time and frequently teach large introductory courses. Concerns about their treatment and the environment in which they work are often investigated. This study seeks to further investigate this diverse group of faculty and more specifically studies their job satisfaction (JS) and organizational sense of belonging (OSB) at one public research intensive university. The study used an electronic survey to determine the distribution of different types of NTT faculty, obtain demographic information about their employment and determine their level of JS and OSB. A variety of methods were used to analyze the data including descriptive statistics, ANOVA and multiple linear regression analysis. The results indicate that the institution had three different types of NTT faculty and these types varied in their JS and OSB. One of the groups had significantly more job satisfaction but lower sense of belonging scores than the other two groups. The other two groups had significantly less job satisfaction but had a greater sense of belonging to their department and university. These results support previous findings that NTT faculty are a complex group of faculty who have different motivations and expectations for teaching. These distinct differences should be considered when initiating recommendations for improving their professionalism. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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