The perceived job security and job satisfaction of nontenured faculty members

Date

1985

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

Volume Title

Publisher

Abstract

Purpose. Abstract. This study sought to answer the following questions: 1. Does perceived job security of nontenured faculty members affect their job satisfaction? 2. What impact do related factors, viz., student enrollment change, tenure density, productivity, and salary increment rate have on the perceived job security and job satisfaction of nontenured faculty members? Methodology. A survey was conducted on a subset of the population of nontenured facuKy members in selected colleges of an urban, public university. The target group included only nontenured faculty members on tenure track who were not in their first cr terminal years. This made up a sample of 1.18 ncniemu-ed faculty members. A questionnaire seeking opinions of nontenured faculty members was mailed to collect data on their perceptions of their job security, job satisfaction, and productivity. There were 83 returns, of which 75 were useable. These data were correlated with the data on student enrollment change, tenure density, and faculty salary increment rate. A series of nine hypotheses were formulated to test the interrelationships between/among these variables. [...]

Description

Keywords

College teachers--United States--Job stress, College teachers--Tenure--United States

Citation