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Education & Language - Higher Education | Job Satisfaction around the Academic World

Job Satisfaction around the Academic World

Bentley, P.J., Coates, H., Dobson, I., Goedegebuure, L., Meek, V.L. (Eds.)

2013, XVI, 272 p.

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  • First comparative analysis of job satisfaction in higher education
  • Describes changes in higher education and how these effect job satisfaction
  • Strong empirical research among a great number of diverse countries

Higher education systems have changed all over the world, but not all have changed in the same ways. Although system growth and so-called massification have been worldwide themes, there have been system-specific changes as well. It is these changes that have an important impact on academic work and on the opinions of the staff that work in higher education. The academic profession has a key role to play in producing the next generations of knowledge workers, and this task will be more readily achieved by a contented academic workforce working within well-resourced teaching and research institutions. This volume tells the story of academics’ opinions about the changes in their own countries.

The Changing Academic Profession (CAP) survey has provided researchers and policy makers with the capacity to compare the academic profession around the world. Built around national analyses of the survey this book examines academics’ opinions on a range of issues to do with their job satisfaction. Following an introduction that considers the job satisfaction literature as it relates to higher education, country-based chapters examine aspects of job satisfaction within each country.

 

Content Level » Research

Keywords » CAP survey - academic staff - academic world - academics' impressions - binary higher education system - changing academic profession - comparative higher education research - exposition of broad binary populations - higher education - higher education policy - higher education systems - institutional management - job satisfaction higher education - massification higher education - polytechnic academics - university academics

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