ERIC Number: EJ1036793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
Organizational Trust in Times of Challenge: The Impact on Faculty and Administrators
Hoppes, Cherron R.; Holley, Karri A.
Innovative Higher Education, v39 n3 p201-216 Jun 2014
Higher education institutions have faced increased social, cultural, economic, and political challenges in recent decades. In this study we used the socio-cultural construct of trust to understand how organizational responses to external challenges impact the relationship between faculty members and administrators. Using extensive interviews, observations, and document analysis from a small, private college, we considered how intentionality, a safe campus climate, expertise, participatory governance, and transparency impact stakeholders' perceptions of organizational trust.
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Organizational Culture, Sociocultural Patterns, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Social Influences, Interviews, Observation, Position Papers, Content Analysis, Private Colleges, Expertise, Governance, Participative Decision Making, Accountability, Stakeholders, Cultural Influences, Collegiality, College Faculty, College Administration
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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