Job satisfaction for African-American teachers in historically Black colleges and universities as compared with African-American teachers in predominantly White colleges and universities

Alyce L Eason, Tennessee State University

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine if African American faculty who are employed at historically Black colleges and universities differ significantly in job satisfaction from African American faculty who are employed at predominantly White colleges and universities. Basic concern was underrepresentation of tenured and non-tenured African American faculty in historically Black colleges and universities are compared with African American teachers in predominantly White colleges and universities.^ African American professors were taken from all disciplines. The number of African American professors that participated in this study in HBCUs were 41. The number of n American professors that participated in PWCUs were 41.^ The W. W. Charters, Jr. 1979; Meyer and Cohen, 1971; Pellegrin, 1970a, 1970b; instrument was modified by the researcher and was mailed to teachers at selected institutions from a list of respondents provided to the researcher by Chief Academic Officers of selected institutions from the states of Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee.^ The results indicated that teachers at HBCUs efforts and achievements are more recognized than teachers at PWCUs. Teachers at HBCUs were significantly more satisfied with their personal relationships than teachers at PWCUs. The study also revealed that teachers at PWCUs were considerably less satisfied with job security than teachers at HBCUs. ^

Subject Area

Black Studies|Education, Educational Psychology|Psychology, Industrial|Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies

Recommended Citation

Alyce L Eason, "Job satisfaction for African-American teachers in historically Black colleges and universities as compared with African-American teachers in predominantly White colleges and universities" (1996). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI9809837.
http://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI9809837

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