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ERIC Number: EJ1055595
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1443-2110
The New Faculty Members' Concerns: The Case of Jordanian Universities
Qudais, Mahmoud Abu; Al-Omari, Aieman; Smadi, Rana
Journal of Institutional Research, v14 n2 p45-59 2009
The present study aimed to identify and interpret concerns of the new faculty members in Jordanian universities. A total of 336 new faculty members who participated in this study were asked to rate their perceptions of issues related to teaching, research, service, balancing work and home life and the academic culture of their workplace. Means and standard deviations, ANOVA, and a two-tailed t test were used to determine any differences among the mean scores of the new faculty concerns in Jordanian public and private universities, and them for each of the demographic variables. Results revealed that Teaching and Research have the highest level of concerns, Workplace, Service, Personal and Social Information have the moderate level of concerns. The MANOVA results revealed significant differences on the new faculty concerns regarding to university type, sex, and country from which the faculty member received his/her doctorate. No significant effect on the new faculty concerns related to their social status.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan