Accession Number : AD0766909

Title :   The Relationship of Role Expectations to Faculty Behavior.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : DeVries,David L.

Report Date : FEB 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : The study examines sources of influence over 290 faculty members of a large public university. The role expectations a faculty member has for himself and the role expectations of the employing organization both predict positively and significantly the role behaviors of the respondents. The departmental colleagues' expectations predict significantly role behaviors for the research role only. Rank and the cosmopolitan-local dimension are shown to be significant mediators of the 'conformity' of the respondents to their colleagues' expectations. In addition, the degree of person role conflict a faculty member is exposed to is related to his productivity (research) but not to his satisfaction. The implications of the results are explored for both role theory and for the understanding of faculty behavior. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INSTRUCTORS, *ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)), (*BEHAVIOR, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), UNIVERSITIES, INTERACTIONS, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, THEORY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE