ERIC Number: EJ1039197
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
A Critical Look at Ourselves: Do Male and Female Professors Respond the Same to Environment Characteristics?
Kessler, Stacey R.; Spector, Paul E.; Gavin, Mark B.
Research in Higher Education, v55 n4 p351-369 Jun 2014
We examined the relationship between gender and both job satisfaction and research productivity using data from 1,135 psychology faculty working in 229 academic departments. We found that gender differences in job satisfaction and research productivity were related to elements of the department (i.e., teaching orientation and structure). Overall, women reported lower levels of productivity than their male counterparts. Women also reported higher levels of job satisfaction in more teaching-oriented departments whereas men reported higher levels job satisfaction in more research-oriented departments. We suggest that these findings might be the result of gender differences in preferences with women preferring more socially-oriented positions and men prefer more "things/data"-oriented positions.
Descriptors: College Faculty, Gender Differences, Job Satisfaction, Productivity, Psychology, Departments, Work Environment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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