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ERIC Number: EJ1062819
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: EISSN-2161-4210
Identifying What Student Affairs Professionals Value: A Mixed Methods Analysis of Professional Competencies Listed in Job Descriptions
Hoffman, John L.; Bresciani, Marilee J.
Research & Practice in Assessment, v7 p26-40 Sum 2012
This mixed method study explored the professional competencies that administrators expect from entry-, mid-, and senior-level professionals as reflected in 1,759 job openings posted in 2008. Knowledge, skill, and dispositional competencies were identified during the qualitative phase of the study. Statistical analysis of the prevalence of competencies revealed significant differences between major functional areas and requirements for educational and work experience. Implications for institutional leaders, graduate faculty, and professional development planning as well as for mixed methods research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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