ERIC Number: EJ784940
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Higher Education Trust, Rank and Race: A Conceptual and Empirical Analysis
Smith, Page A.; Shoho, Alan R.
Innovative Higher Education, v32 n3 p125-138 Oct 2007
This study involved an analysis of faculty trust in a large southwestern institution. After reviewing the literature, we identified a valid and reliable instrument, the Higher Education Faculty Trust Inventory, to measure higher education faculty trust in administrators, colleagues, and students. We then used this instrument to gauge various aspects of faculty trust, and we found significant trust differences among professors of varying academic ranks (i.e., adjunct, assistant, associate, and full professor). We found, however, no significant trust differences in regard to race. Finally, we discuss the findings within a context of implications for future research and practice in higher education.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Trust (Psychology), College Faculty, Measures (Individuals), Race, Academic Rank (Professional)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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