ERIC Number: EJ789915
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
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The Effects of Faculty Demographic Characteristics and Disciplinary Context on Dimensions of Job Satisfaction
Seifert, Tricia A.; Umbach, Paul D.
Research in Higher Education, v49 n4 p357-381 Jun 2008
This study applies Kalleberg's framework to better understand the effects of diverse demographic faculty characteristics on dimensions of job satisfaction. We also extend his work and the work of others to explore the contextual effects of academic disciplines on faculty job satisfaction. We find that women are consistently less satisfied than their male colleagues and that the effect of being female varies by discipline on levels of job satisfaction. We also find race/ethnicity has mixed effects on dimensions of job satisfaction but the effects of race/ethnicity tend to be constant across discipline. Our findings hold important implications for those seeking to understand the experiences of college faculty from diverse demographic backgrounds.
Descriptors: Intellectual Disciplines, Job Satisfaction, College Faculty, Guidelines, Gender Differences, Race, Ethnicity, Diversity (Faculty), Teacher Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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