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Bateman, Thomas S. – Business Horizons, 1980
To investigate managerial use of work (or role) overload to increase productivity, the author studied 77 nonclerical white-collar employees and found that work overload had negative effects on productivity, supervisors' ratings, employee attitudes, job satisfaction, and health. He recommends ways for managers and employees to reduce work overload.…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Employee Attitudes, Job Satisfaction, Physical Health
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Ivancevich, John M.; And Others – American Psychologist, 1990
Presents a framework used for viewing stress and organizational stress interventions. Reviews the stress management intervention literature in the context of this framework. Provides examples of corporations committed to stress management programs. Identifies future needs appropriate for organizational psychologists to address. (Author/JS)
Descriptors: Employment Problems, Individual Differences, Industrial Psychology, Labor Force Development
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McLoughlin, Gabriella M.; Richards, K. Andrew R.; Ivy, Victoria Nicole – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2019
Purpose: A paucity of literature examines how doctoral students are prepared for the transition into physical education teacher education faculty roles. Given the need to understand how doctoral programs impact such preparation, we sought to investigate this process using a longitudinal approach grounded in occupational socialization theory.…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, College Faculty, Physical Education, Teacher Role
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Kairuz, Therése; Andriés, Lynn; Nickloes, Tracy; Truter, Ilse – International Journal of Educational Management, 2016
Purpose: The core business of universities is learning. Cognitive thinking is critical for learning and the development of new knowledge which are essential in higher education. Creative, reflective and critical thinking are negatively affected by unrealistic demands and stress. The purpose of this paper is to argue that key performance indicators…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Indicators, Performance Based Assessment, Higher Education
Pastrana, Leticia Maria – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Nationally, the major faculty corps in community college is contingent part-time (PT) as only 17% of faculty are tenured or on the tenure track. A negative researcher bias exists in scholarly literature on this faculty majority due to an unquestioned assumption that contingent employment leads workers to reduce their performance in order to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Part Time Faculty, Professional Identity
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Wright, Robert E. – College Student Journal, 2014
USA Today headlined an article "Study: Nearly Half are Overqualified for Their Jobs," (Marklein, 2013). The article cited a study by the nonprofit Center for College Affordability and Productivity which found this apparent mismatch between qualifications and jobs held. The question then becomes, what has led to this mismatch? Three…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Finance, Measures (Individuals)
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Bartley, Sharon Jeffcoat – CUPA-HR Journal, 2003
Work-life issues are those problems employees have that impact their ability to perform their work and may lead to increasing levels of stress. Stress over time can lead to low employee morale, lower productivity, decreased job satisfaction and eventually to sickness and absenteeism. In extreme cases, stress can result in substance abuse or…
Descriptors: Family Work Relationship, Anxiety, Personnel Management, Employees
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Ryan, John F.; Healy, Richard; Sullivan, Jason – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2012
Understanding and predicting faculty intent to leave is important to the development of improved conceptual frameworks of faculty success as well as the implementation of effective retention strategies for academic leaders and institutions that invest considerable resources in recruitment, institutional support, and compensation. This study…
Descriptors: Productivity, Research Universities, College Faculty, Intellectual Disciplines
Gallagher, Denise M.; And Others – 1987
There has been much recent attention given to stress and the negative side effects associated with excessive stress. Employers need to recognize the effect that stress can have on the productivity and attitudes of their employees. To examine work-related stress and to develop stress management strategies, a study was conducted of flight attendants…
Descriptors: Coping, Employee Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Interpersonal Communication
Salter, Ruth – 1975
One of the most critical elements in the adaptation of productivity analysis to education is the adequacy of the instruments for measuring program output or achievement. Various aspects of standardized test construction make them less than desirable measures of productivity. The Test Development Notebook which the New York State Department of…
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, Elementary Secondary Education, Guides, Item Banks
Kirmeyer, Sandra L. – 1987
Previous research has shown that Type As appraise their jobs as more demanding than do Type Bs, yet few studies have measured actual job demands. This prospective, observational study of police radio dispatchers (N=72) examined Type A behavior as a predictor of source of work demands, volume of work activity, whether work begun was finished, and…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Competition, Employee Attitudes, Personality Traits
Student, Kurt R. – Personnel Administrator, 1978
Emotional strain and feelings of tension, anxiety, and a sense of futility can result from the inner conflict between a manager's needs for efficiency, profit, productivity, and so forth, and a heightened concern about the welfare and self-worth of the individuals who work for him or her. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Administrators, Coping, Stress Variables
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Tenuto, Penny L.; Gardiner, Mary E. – Journal of International Education and Leadership, 2013
Committing to a tenure-track role by novice university faculty has been described as a difficult marriage, and higher educational organizations referred to as greedy, pointing to the need for research on the transition experiences of faculty themselves. The first year for faculty on the tenure-track is critical for academic faculty success in a…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, College Faculty, Tenure, Teacher Attitudes
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Foldesi, Robert S. – CUPA-HR Journal, 2004
What happens when a person accepts a new leadership position only to discover that the team they are charged with overseeing is in disarray? The transition to a new leader often causes stress between and among employees. Employee satisfaction and productivity may be lacking, teamwork may be nonexistent, and change may be met with resistance. This…
Descriptors: Leadership, Stress Variables, Productivity, Employees
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Ogunsanya, Mobolaji; Olorunfemi, Adebisi – International Education Studies, 2012
An approach to motivation in the contemporary world of work is the implementation of Quality-of-Worklife (QWL) programmes, which is aimed at easing the pressures faced at work by employees. Quality-of-Worklife is a philosophy of improving productivity by providing workers with the opportunities required to put in their best at work, without…
Descriptors: Quality of Working Life, Females, College Faculty, Hospitals
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