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The Interconnections Between Job Satisfaction and Work-Related Stress in Academic Deans [microform] / Mimi Wolverton, Marvin L. Wolverton and Walter H. Gmelch
Bib ID 5618068
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Wolverton, Mimi
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Description [Washington D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1998 
22 p. 

This study examined the interrelationships between stress, job satisfaction, and other exogenous influences among academic deans at American colleges and universities. A total of 579 deans from a sample of 360 colleges and universities responded to a mailed survey, which included the Role Conflict and Role Ambiguity Questionnaire (Rizzo et al., 1970). The study found that as work-related stress increased, job satisfaction declined. Conversely, when job satisfaction increased, work-related stress declined. The jointly derived models account for 50 percent of the variance in job satisfaction and 30 percent of the variance in work-related stress. The study also found that female deans experienced more job satisfaction than male deans, and that older deans experienced less stress than younger deans. A dean's satisfaction with his or her current level of scholarship reduced stress, while higher perceived faculty quality increased stress. Finally, increases in role conflict and role ambiguity directly added to job stress. Minority status, marital status, having children living at home, and the size of the institution had little affect on either job satisfaction or work-related stress. (Contains 56 references.) (MDM)


ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Diego, CA, April 13-17, 1998).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Academic Deans.  |  Age Differences.  |  Educational Attitudes.  |  Higher Education.  |  Job Satisfaction.  |  National Surveys.  |  Role Conflict.  |  Scholarship.  |  Sex Differences.  |  Stress Management.  |  Role Ambiguity
Form/genre Reports, Research.  |  Speeches/Meeting Papers.
Other authors/contributors Wolverton, Marvin L., author  |  Gmelch, Walter H., author
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