An Analysis of Job Satisfaction among Millennial Faculty at Southeastern Colleges and Universities

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Title:
An Analysis of Job Satisfaction among Millennial Faculty at Southeastern Colleges and Universities
Physical Description:
1 online resource (105 p.)
Language:
english
Creator:
Perry, Monique
Publisher:
University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Doctorate ( Ed.D.)
Degree Grantor:
University of Florida
Degree Disciplines:
Higher Education Administration, Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education
Committee Chair:
CAMPBELL,DALE FRANKLIN
Committee Co-Chair:
OLIVER,BERNARD
Committee Members:
TYREE,LAWRENCE W
LEVERTY,LYNN H

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
generations -- generationy -- herzbergstwofactortheory -- jobsatisfaction -- leadership -- mentoring -- millennialfaculty -- millennials -- motivation -- multigenerationalworkforce -- organizationaldevelopment -- successionplanning -- talentmanagement
Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre:
Higher Education Administration thesis, Ed.D.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
Research indicates that Millennials will represent forty-seven percent of the workforce by 2014, and evolve to dominate the global workplace as the prominent generational cohort by 2020. These demographic projections surface major considerations for recruitment and succession planning within the business realm; and especially higher education. Millennials have distinct attributes that govern their perspectives on the workplace that differ significantly from other generations.   The purpose of this study was to investigate how the idiosyncrasies of this generation’s workplace preferences impact job satisfaction. The research inquiry was launched utilizing institutional data from four-year public and private institutions in the Southeast in order to assess the relationship between overall job satisfaction and mentoring satisfaction; and to compare Millennial faculty job satisfaction to senior generations. The institutional data for thisstudy was provided by the Harvard University Graduate School of Education’sCollaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE)’s survey results.    The COACHE Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey instrument assesses a number of benchmark themes that relate to overall job satisfaction, tenure and promotion, climate, culture, collegiality, and nature of work. Using the demographic portrait of the Millennial generation and Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory of Motivation as a theoretical framework, multiple linear regression analysis was utilized to determine correlations between the variables identified and their impact on Millennial faculty job satisfaction. Fromthe analysis of 9,496 faculty responses, the study produced statisticallysignificant outcomes that addressed the research inquiry.      The outcomes of the investigation signal a strong correlation between the impacts of mentoring satisfaction on the overall job satisfaction of Millennial faculty. Secondary analysis revealed notable statistical significance in respect to the correlation between overall job satisfaction within a comparative generational cohort.  Specific action strategies are recommended to address the findings related to how institutions can leverage the power of the multi-generational workforce through the talent management and retention of Millennials.
General Note:
In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note:
Includes vita.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
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This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Monique Perry.
Thesis:
Thesis (Ed.D.)--University of Florida, 2013.
Local:
Adviser: CAMPBELL,DALE FRANKLIN.
Local:
Co-adviser: OLIVER,BERNARD.
Electronic Access:
RESTRICTED TO UF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE UNTIL 2014-12-31

Record Information

Source Institution:
UFRGP
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
lcc - LD1780 2013
System ID:
UFE0046275:00001