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ERIC Number: EJ920680
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0011-8052
Factors Leading to Membership in Professional Associations and Levels of Professional Commitment as Determined by Active and Inactive Members of Delta Pi Epsilon
McCroskey, Stacey; O'Neil, Sharon Lund
Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, v52 n3 p111-137 Fall 2010
Purpose: This study was undertaken with grant funds provided by the Delta Pi Epsilon (DPE) Research Foundation, Inc., to assess the factors of professional commitment related to membership. Additionally, the respondents' perceptions about DPE affiliating with the National Business Education Association (NBEA) were investigated. Method: Of the 1,696 current and past members of DPE, 21% (357 respondents) completed the online survey. Results: A high affective commitment was held by the majority of respondents and a normative commitment was reported by approximately half. The respondents were evenly split about the costs of leaving one's profession being too high, but the majority believes few other employment options exist. Most respondents indicated that they a) believe data-driven (research) instruction/activities are important, b) value a DPE-NBEA affiliation, and c) would join a local/state DPE chapter if available. (Contains 6 figures and 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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