Dimensions of Part-Time Faculty Job Satisfaction: Development and Factor Analysis of a Survey Instrument
research study, higher education, faculty, Brigham Young University
The purpose of this research study was to develop a reliable and valid survey instrument for assessing the satisfaction of part-time faculty teaching in continuing higher education at Brigham Young University (BYU). This article describes the reliability and validity of the instrument that may be used by other administrators and researchers interested in evaluating part-time faculty job satisfaction at their respective institutions. The researchers hypothesized that dimensions of overall job satisfaction (adapted from the Herzberg model) would be measured by subscales on the survey instrument. The factor analysis provided empirical support for eight dimensions. The failure of two subscales in the factor analysis (status and job security) and one subscale on the test of internal reliability (challenge) will necessitate a revision of applicable survey questions.
Original Publication Citation
Hoyt, J.,Howell, S., & Eggett, D.(Fall 2007). Dimensions of part-time faculty job satisfaction: Developmentand factor analysis of a survey instrument. Journal of Adult Education, 36(2), 23–34, published by Mountain Plains Adult Education Association (MPAEA).
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hoyt, Jeff E.; Howell, Scott L.; and Eggett, Dennis, "Dimensions of Part-Time Faculty Job Satisfaction: Development and Factor Analysis of a Survey Instrument" (2007). Faculty Publications. 5749.
Mountain Plains Adult Education Association
David O. McKay School of Education
Instructional Psychology and Technology
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