ERIC Number: EJ1036849
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Seeking Balance: The Importance of Environmental Conditions in Men and Women Faculty's Well-Being
McCoy, Shannon K.; Newell, Ellen E.; Gardner, Susan K.
Innovative Higher Education, v38 n4 p309-322 Aug 2013
Faculty retention is of increasing importance in the current economic climate. We examined the role of an institution's environmental conditions (e.g., climate, collegiality, and administration) in faculty well-being (i.e., job satisfaction, intent to leave, emotional and physical health). Women reported significantly lower well-being and a more negative perception of all environmental conditions than men. Intriguingly, for both men and women, the more institutional support perceived by faculty members for work-life integration, the more positive their well-being. Policies that support work-life integration, often viewed as merely a "women's issue," may encourage the retention of both men and women faculty members.
Descriptors: Well Being, Environmental Influences, Women Faculty, College Faculty, Males, Collegiality, Organizational Climate, Organizational Culture, Governance, Job Satisfaction, Persistence, Faculty Mobility, Mental Health, Physical Health, Gender Differences, Institutional Characteristics, Family Work Relationship, Personnel Policy, Employee Assistance Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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