Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Job Satisfaction(2)

356 views

Published on

Published in: Education, Business
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Job Satisfaction(2)

  1. 1. Job Satisfaction--JOB SATISFACTION OF EXPERIENCED PROFESSORS AT A LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE<br />Junfeng.Ma<br />
  2. 2. Background<br />Purpose: examine career satisfaction and explore <br /> motivations for staying in the profession<br />Target: experienced professors at a moderate- <br /> sized liberal arts college <br />Characters: tenure-track faculty who had been <br /> teaching in higher education for at <br /> least 15 years<br />Methods: Experienced Teacher Survey and Interview<br />
  3. 3. Four Questions <br />To what extent are experienced college professors satisfied with their work?<br />What are the primary areas of satisfaction<br /> that motivate professors to remain in their positions?<br />What role does scholarship play in the lives of professors?<br />How important is it for professors to provide service to their institution?<br />
  4. 4. ETS Data Source<br />Of the 170 surveys that were distributed, 74 (43.5%) were returned by experienced professors<br />
  5. 5. Interview Data Source<br />25 professors =12 males + 13 females; <br />12 SOLA, 6 SOS, 3 SEBA, 4 SOE<br />
  6. 6. QUESTION 1<br />To what extent are experienced college professors satisfied with their work?<br />
  7. 7. Result for Question 1 <br />In table 1 ,by mean scores ranging from 3.25 (SD, 0.60) to 3.50 (SD, 0.65) on the 4-point scale<br />The survey data suggest that these experienced professors were satisfied with their jobs<br />
  8. 8. QUESTION 2<br />What are the primary areas of satisfaction<br /> that motivate professors to remain in their positions?<br />
  9. 9. Result for Question 2<br />Professional satisfaction factors<br />Practical satisfaction factors<br />Social satisfaction factors<br />
  10. 10. Professional satisfaction factors<br />Professional Satisfaction factors contributed substantially to the professors' overall satisfaction<br /> with their work and were an important reason<br /> for their remaining in teaching<br />
  11. 11. Practical satisfaction factors<br />Practical factors were important to professors, but not as important as the Professional Satisfaction factors<br />
  12. 12. Social satisfaction factors<br />Two relationships : faculty colleagues and<br /> administrators<br />Having good relationships with faculty colleagues<br /> is more important than relationships with administrators<br />
  13. 13. QUESTION 3<br />What role does scholarship play in the lives of professors?<br />
  14. 14. Result for Question 3<br />Engaging in scholarship appears to have had a<br /> greater influence on the participants' decision to remain in the profession than the opportunity to perform service<br />
  15. 15. QUESTION 4<br />How important is it for professors to provide service to their institution?<br />
  16. 16. Result for Question 4<br />The opportunity to perform service was the lowest quantitative factor professors identified as an influence in their decision to remain in the profession.<br />
  17. 17. Conclusion<br />Professional Satisfaction factors is the most powerful motivators that induced experienced professorsto remain in the classroom.<br />Scholarship was also a great source of satisfaction for the professors (although time<br /> and expectations were constraints), as was<br /> their relationships with colleagues.<br />Service to the institution and Practical<br /> Satisfaction factors were generally rated lower as motivators<br />
  18. 18. Conclusion<br />Having a good administrator ranked near the bottom of factors professors identified as important for their job satisfaction<br />
  19. 19. Some Questions<br />Do you think you would get similar answers from professors at large research universities such as Penn State, Arizona State, Texas AM or Virginia Tech?<br />Do you think the overall satisfaction level would be lower if non-tenured professors were surveyed?  And if so, what specific areas do you think would score the lowest?<br />
  20. 20. Thanks<br />

×