Dissertation Information for Bonnie Jean Glasgow
- Bonnie Jean Glasgow
- Library and Information Science
- University of North Texas (USA) (1982)
- Nancy Caswell
- Kenneth Ferstl
- Jack Miller
- Herman L. Totten
MPACT Status: Complete - Except Indecipherables
Title: JOB SATISFACTION AMONG ACADEMIC LIBRARIANS
Abstract: The purpose of this research was to identify predictors of job satisfaction among academic librarians. Structural models were developed and examined with path analytic procedures to determine the effects of the following variables on librarians' job satisfaction: (1) selected characteristics of individual librarians (education, experience, sex, age, salary, and position), (2) selected characteristics of library organizations (annual budget, sex of director, size of staff, average annual salary of staff, organizational status of librarians, and size of collection), and (3) librarians' perceptions of their job (perceptions of the work, adequacy of pay, promotion opportunities, supervision, associates, and job security).
The population for the study was 167 academic librarians associated with member institutions of the Association of Higher Education of North Texas. Seventy-six per cent of them completed mailed questionnaires that included the Job Satisfaction Index and the Job Descriptive Index. Data were analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences.
The analysis of data indicated that perceptions of work and of promotion opportunities contributed directly to librarians' job satisfaction. Two characteristics of individual librarians, salary and position, contributed indirectly to job satisfaction. Salary was linked to job satisfaction via perception of promotion opportunities, and position was linked to job satisfaction via perception of work. Salary and position each contributed to two or more perceptions of the job. Librarians' salary was linked directly to their perceptions of pay and promotion opportunities, and librarians' position was linked directly to their perceptions of work, supervision, and job security. Two characteristics of library organizations, sex of the director and the average salary of the staff, contributed directly to librarians' perceptions of job security. None of the characteristics of individual librarians or library organizations contributed directly to job satisfaction.
In order of importance, the variables that predicted job satisfaction among academic librarians were librarians' perceptions of their work, their position in the library organization, their perceptions of their promotion opportunities, and their annual salary.
MPACT Scores for Bonnie Jean Glasgow
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