Assessing faculty commitment at four doctoral-granting universities

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
David Bruce Harshbarger (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Richard L. Moore, II

Abstract: This study applies to higher education a tool which has been used in business and industry as a measure of organizational commitment. The study evaluates the applicability of the tool for use with university faculty, and attempts to identify factors relating to faculty members' levels of institutional commitment. Finally, it tests the appropriateness of generalizing a model of employee commitment derived from studies in business settings, to the field of higher education. A survey was devised, consisting of the 15-item Organizational Commitment Questionnaire (OCQ), items for demographic comparison, and an open-ended question regarding sources of commitment to or alienation from the employing institution. The survey was sent to full-time, tenure-track, teaching faculty at four universities in the southeast United States, identified as "Doctoral-Granting II" universities by the Carnegie classification.

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Language: English
Date: 1988
Universities and colleges $x Faculty $x Attitudes
College teachers $x Attitudes

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