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Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Iowa State University

Educational Administration and Supervision

Faculty

2012

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Work Life Balance And Job Satisfaction Among Faculty At Iowa State University, Farah Mukhtar Jan 2012

Work Life Balance And Job Satisfaction Among Faculty At Iowa State University, Farah Mukhtar

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This study utilized the existing database from the Iowa State University 2009-2010 COACHE Tenure-Track Job Satisfaction Survey Report to explore faculty work life balance and job satisfaction among academic disciplines at Iowa State University. The articulation of work and life, cast as work life balance, has become a key feature of much current government, practitioner and academic debate (Eikhof, Warhurst, & Haunschild, 2007). It is believed that balancing a successful career with a personal or family life can be challenging and impact on a person's satisfaction in their work and personal life's roles (Broers, 2005).

This research sought to ...


Collegiate Schemas: The Influence Of Institutional Met Expectations On Tenure-Track Faculty Job Satisfaction, Jason L. Pontius Jan 2012

Collegiate Schemas: The Influence Of Institutional Met Expectations On Tenure-Track Faculty Job Satisfaction, Jason L. Pontius

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"Met expectations" research into job satisfaction (Locke, 1976; Porter & Steers, 1973) has shown that the expectations employees bring to their jobs influence their overall job satisfaction. At colleges and universities, faculty job satisfaction is important because it can provide a measure of overall institutional effectiveness (Cameron, 1978), and can directly influence decisions to leave the institution (Mobley, 1977; Smart, 1990; Zhou & Volkwein, 2004). This study used multiple regression analyses to determine if tenure-track faculty job satisfaction is influenced by the differences between the colleges and universities, as measured by institutional characteristics, where faculty earned their bachelor's and doctorate degrees and their current institution of employment. This study posited that faculty form mental models or schemas of college and university work environments based on their undergraduate and graduate school experiences. These collegiate schemas create expectations for future work experiences among college and university faculty. Faculty job satisfaction was determined ...


Habits-Of-Mind And Practices Of High-Functioning Public Baccalaureate And Comprehensive Universities, Steven Manchester Carignan Jan 2012

Habits-Of-Mind And Practices Of High-Functioning Public Baccalaureate And Comprehensive Universities, Steven Manchester Carignan

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Abstract

This study provides better understanding of the practices and habits of thought of two high-functioning public institutions. Both schools, New England College and Midwest State University have received consistently high rankings from commercial ratings publications like U.S. News and World Report, and consistently high and often improving scores on the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). Both schools studied had consistent success despite the economic challenge of their baccalaureate focus and the rapidly changing higher education marketplace.

Both Midwest State University and New England College underwent significant change in mission and culture. Despite the disruption inherent in a ...