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Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Raymond Mandel, James Craig, Thomas Meadors

Degree Program

Department of Psychology

Degree Type

Master of Arts


Two measures or faculty lob satisfaction and one measure of denartmental morale were correlated with faculty perceptions of leadership style, faculty participation in departmental decision makinr, and faculty personal and demographic variables. Three dimensions of faculty satisfaction emerged: Supervision and Morale, Work and Colleagues, and Hewards and Growth. The two dimensions of department nead leadership style whicn emerged were Consiaeration and Rigid. Faculty satisfaction with Supervision and Morale was positively correlated with the Consideration leadership style and negatively correlated with the Rigid leadership style. Increased faculty participation was desired in promotion, tenure and salary decisions. Generally, participation in departmental decision making was positively correlated with satisfaction with Supervision and Morale. Several faculty demographic variables including academic rank, are, length of service and percent of faculty with terminal degrees were related to the dimensions of faculty satisfaction. The implications of these relationships for departmental and university policies were discussed.


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