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dc.contributor.advisorRosser, Vicki J.eng
dc.contributor.authorHermsen, Jill Marieeng
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.date.submitted2008 Summereng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on February 24, 2010).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. Vicki Rosser.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionPh.D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2008.eng
dc.description.abstractStaff members are a large and growing set of employees within higher education (U.S. Department of Education, 2008). This growth coincides with increased public concern about higher education, which has affected salaries and working conditions (Johnsrud, 2002). Despite these changes, limited research exists on the work lives of higher education staff members. The purpose of this study is to explore the relationships among staff members' work life perspectives, identity issues, demographic and profile characteristics, work engagement, and job satisfaction. The conceptual framework drew upon work engagement (Kahn, 1990) and job satisfaction (Rosser, 2004) literature. The results of the study were based on 178 responses to a survey instrument administered to staff members working at a Midwestern, public, research university (Carnegie, n.d.). Data analysis included using descriptive statistics, t-tests, ANOVAs, correlation coefficients, Principal Components Analysis, and multiple regression analysis. Results indicated that staff members were positive about their work relations yet less positive about their working conditions and networks but differences existed in responses by some demographic and profile characteristics. Furthermore, work engagement and job satisfaction were distinct but related constructs that were explained by both work life and identity indicators. The findings shed light on the factors that explain the work engagement and job satisfaction of higher education staff members.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.format.extentix, 136 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc609682303eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/7193
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/7193eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subject.lcshUniversities and colleges -- Employees -- Salaries, etceng
dc.subject.lcshUniversities and colleges -- Employees -- Pensionseng
dc.subject.lcshUniversities and colleges -- Employees -- Job satisfactioneng
dc.subject.lcshInterpersonal relationseng
dc.titleAn examination of the professional identity, work engagement, and job satisfaction of higher education staff memberseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational leadership and policy analysis (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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