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ERIC Number: EJ911152
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1360-080X
Presidential Satisfaction in Higher Education: An Empirical Study of Two- and Four-Year Institutions
Perrakis, Athena I.; Galloway, Fred J.; Hayes, Kacy K.; Robinson-Galdo, Karen
Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, v33 n1 p57-66 Feb 2011
Situated in the broader context of academic administration and senior executive university leadership, this study examined variables correlated with self-reported satisfaction and performance among community college and four-year university presidents in four densely populated north American states. The results of our analysis suggest that personal and institutional demographics as well as measures of institutional discord are significant predictors of self-reported presidential satisfaction and performance. It was found that malleable factors--such as the difference in perception between what "is" and what "should be"--are more influential in predicting satisfaction and performance than fixed factors, such as personal and institutional demographics. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Florida; Hawaii; New York