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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES AND JOB SATISFACTION AMONG COMMUNITY COLLEGE ADJUNCT FACULTY

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2004
Abstract/Description:
This study was designed to examine the relationship between participation in specific professional development activities and the adjuncts' level of job satisfaction. Data was gathered from previous and current professional development activities at Valencia Community College in Orlando, Florida. Research in the area of professional development activities for adjunct faculty is emerging; however, there is a scarcity of research in the area of professional development activities as a means to increase job satisfaction. The data produced by this study were reviewed to determine, the level of job satisfaction of those adjuncts who attended professional development activities; the degree to which adjunct faculty members attended professional development activities; the reasons why adjuncts attended professional development activities; and how attendance at professional development activities has enhanced adjuncts' teaching performance. Findings showed that adjuncts who attended professional development activities at Valencia Community College were generally satisfied with their jobs. Adjuncts were also satisfied with the professional development activities they attended and many attended more than one activity.
Title: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES AND JOB SATISFACTION AMONG COMMUNITY COLLEGE ADJUNCT FACULTY.
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Name(s): Bosley, Michael, Author
Kysilka, Marcella, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2004
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study was designed to examine the relationship between participation in specific professional development activities and the adjuncts' level of job satisfaction. Data was gathered from previous and current professional development activities at Valencia Community College in Orlando, Florida. Research in the area of professional development activities for adjunct faculty is emerging; however, there is a scarcity of research in the area of professional development activities as a means to increase job satisfaction. The data produced by this study were reviewed to determine, the level of job satisfaction of those adjuncts who attended professional development activities; the degree to which adjunct faculty members attended professional development activities; the reasons why adjuncts attended professional development activities; and how attendance at professional development activities has enhanced adjuncts' teaching performance. Findings showed that adjuncts who attended professional development activities at Valencia Community College were generally satisfied with their jobs. Adjuncts were also satisfied with the professional development activities they attended and many attended more than one activity.
Identifier: CFE0000241 (IID), ucf:46319 (fedora)
Note(s): 2004-12-01
Ed.D.
Education, Department of Educational Studies
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Subject(s): community college
adjunct faculty
job satisfaction
professional development activities
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0000241
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Host Institution: UCF

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