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Functional Potential [microform] : A New Approach to Viewing Faculty. Topical Paper No. 57 / Florence B. Brawer
Bib ID 5307547
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Brawer, Florence B
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1976 
48 p. 
Summary

This paper reports the results of a study of two-year college faculty relative to Functional Potential (FP), a personality variable forming the core of a model of the person, which describes the degree to which a person is able to tolerate ambiguity, delay gratification, exhibit adaptive flexibility, demonstrate goal directedness, relate to self and others, and have a clear sense of personal identity. Subjects of the study were 1,493 two-year college humanities faculty, representing a nationwide sample. Based on responses to specific survey items, respondents were assigned to either high, medium, or low FP groups. Results showed that more people in the high FP group tend to become involved in activities, are more concerned about students and faculty, and are more related. Statistically significant associations were found between the FP groups and Research Orientation, Curriculum/Instruction, University as a Reference Group, Preference for Further Preparation, Concern for Students, and Concern for the Humanities. For a control group of 505 non-humanities faculty, significant associations pertain to FP and Satisfaction, Research Orientation, Curriculum/Instruction, Concern for Students, and Concern for the Humanities. Because of notable differences between high and low FP groups in certain areas, it is felt that the hypothesis of FP as a basic and almost pervasive personality dimension holds clearly. (Author/JDS)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.

Educational level discussed: Two Year Colleges.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects College Faculty.  |  Community Colleges.  |  Humanities.  |  National Surveys.  |  Personality Studies.  |  Personality Theories.  |  Psychometrics.  |  Teacher Characteristics.  |  Two Year Colleges.  |  Functional Potential
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors ERIC Clearinghouse for Community Colleges
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