Campus in brief: Job satisfaction is perception-based

Monday, September 13, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 12:11 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Vicki Rosser, assistant professor of educational leadership and policy analysis at MU, recently conducted a study that shed light on why faculty members leave higher education.

Rosser said some of her most interesting findings were within the contradictions that her research uncovered. For example, ethnic minorities were more likely to leave their institution but were satisfied with their jobs. Women, on the other hand, showed low job satisfaction, but few had plans to leave their positions.

“So there is something going on within each of these areas of work life — satisfaction and intentions to leave — that cause these perceptual differences to occur,” Rosser said.

She added that tenured professors were less likely to leave their positions but were dissatisfied with their technical and administrative support, committee and service work and professional development.

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