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Murray, John P.; Murray, Judy I. – Community College Review, 1998
Investigates job satisfaction and the propensity of division chairpersons at community colleges to leave their institutions. Indicates that most of the 279 respondents reported high levels of job satisfaction, and that role conflict and dissatisfaction with policies, administration, and salary were the key factors affecting a division chair's…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Department Heads, Faculty Development, Job Satisfaction
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Murray, John P.; Murray, Judy I.; Summar, Cliff. – Community College Review, 2000
Describes the findings of a national survey measuring the propensity of community college chief academic officers (CAOs) to leave their current position, the levels of satisfaction they feel with their jobs, and their perceptions of role conflict and ambiguity. Finds that although community college CAOs do experience some role conflict, they are…
Descriptors: Career Change, Career Development, College Administration, Community Colleges
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Townsend, Barbara K.; LaPaglia, Nancy – Community College Review, 2000
Presents findings from a study of community college faculty attitudes about their status. Respondents with prior full-time faculty experience at a four-year institution were more likely to agree than those without such experience that four-year faculty consider two-year faculty to be on the margins of higher education. Neither group considered…
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), College Faculty, Community Colleges, Job Satisfaction
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Chieffo, Anna Mejia – Community College Review, 1991
Describes a study of job satisfaction and organizational commitment among top administrators (excluding the president) at New Mexico's 16 2-year colleges, and the effect of presidential leadership behaviors and job, personal, and organizational characteristics on satisfaction/commitment. Reports a fair degree of job satisfaction and college…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Characteristics, Administrators, College Administration
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Finley, Charles E. – Community College Review, 1991
Describes a study of the relationship between the presence of collective bargaining and job satisfaction of two-year college faculty. One-fourth of the full-time faculty at 20 unionized and nonunionized colleges were surveyed using the Job Satisfaction Inventory. Satisfaction levels were higher among nonunionized faculty on seven of eight…
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis
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Higgins, C. Steven; And Others – Community College Review, 1994
Describes a study attempting to profile community college faculty who were identified by the chief academic officers at their colleges as being committed to the missions of their institutions. Faculty members were asked about their career satisfaction, feelings toward 25 aspects of 2-year college teaching, reasons for teaching at the 2-year…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Faculty Recruitment, Institutional Mission
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Milosheff, Ellen – Community College Review, 1990
Presents results from a survey of 703 full-time college faculty from 35 2-year colleges, regarding their backgrounds, interests, professional activities, and perceptions. Finds job satisfaction related to influence at the college, perceptions of students, adverse institutional finances, colleges' intellectual quality, and perception of department…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Educational Environment, Faculty College Relationship
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Selman, James W. – Community College Review, 1990
Describes a study of the relationship between stress and selected job functions of community/junior college presidents, the importance of these functions, and the presidents' use of counterstress activities. Reveals that presidents rated most of their administrative responsibilities as "not very stressful," with exceptions being "faculty…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Responsibility, College Presidents
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Harnish, Dorothy; Creamer, Donald G. – Community College Review, 1986
Draws from individual in-depth interviews of 34 full-time community college faculty to examine job attitudes and work behaviors of faculty with 10+ years in their current positions. Concludes that stagnation is avoidable, and routinization can be minimized by diversity in work tasks, skills used, and expanded role definition. (LAL)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Faculty Development, Job Satisfaction
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Dowling, Noreen G.; Roland, Helen – Community College Review, 1982
Examines planning considerations for community colleges and faculty related to fiscal constraints, the changing student population, vocational versus general education, and collective bargaining. Describes a study of 198 community college faculty members' career satisfaction and familiarity with and use of professional development options. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Planning, Community Colleges, Job Satisfaction
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Cohen, Arthur M.; Brawer, Florence B. – Community College Review, 1977
A study of two-year college humanities instructors surveyed demographic data, attitudes and preferences, reference group identification, and measures of job satisfaction and personal functioning. (JG)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Demography, Doctoral Degrees, Humanities Instruction
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Wood, Olin R. – Community College Review, 1976
A search of the literature, and a study of various motivational factors involved in job performance led to the development of an instrument which administrators can use to evaluate job satisfaction at their schools. A list of 19 references and the developed survey instrument are appended. (NHM)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Job Satisfaction, Literature Reviews, Questionnaires