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ERIC Number: EJ927397
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 63
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1546
Career Stage Differences in Pre-Tenure Track Faculty Perceptions of Professional and Personal Relationships with Colleagues
Ponjuan, Luis; Conley, Valerie Martin; Trower, Cathy
Journal of Higher Education, v82 n3 p319-346 May-Jun 2011
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between pre-tenure faculty members in different career stages during their tenure process and their perceptions of professional and personal relationships with senior colleagues and peers. Hence, the research question guiding this study explores these specific relationships: What individual and institutional characteristics influence pre-tenure faculty members' perceptions of departmental relationships during the tenure process? Due to the employment shifts in faculty demographics (i.e., gender, race), the authors pay particular attention to the perceptions of female faculty and faculty of color. Since professional and personal collegial relationships shape a faculty member's perception of their work place, expectations for productivity, overall job satisfaction, and retention, the authors contend that this study advances the research in meaningful and productive ways. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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