Seeking Balance: The Importance of Environmental Conditions in Men and Women Faculty’s Well-being
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Faculty retention is of increasing importance in the current economic climate. We examined the role of an institution’s environmental conditions (e.g., climate, collegiality, and administration) in faculty well-being (i.e., job satisfaction, intent to leave, emotional and physical health). Women reported significantly lower well-being and a more negative perception of all environmental conditions than men. Intriguingly, for both men and women, the more institutional support perceived by faculty members for work-life integration, the more positive their well-being. Policies that support work-life integration, often viewed as merely a “women’s issue,” may encourage the retention of both men and women faculty members.
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- 1. Department of Psychology, University of Maine, 5742 Little Hall, Orono, ME, 04469, USA
- 2. Department of Psychology, University of Maine, 5742 Little Hall, Orono, Orono, ME, 04469-5742, USA
- 3. College of Education and Human Development, University of Maine, 336 Merrill Hall, Orono, ME, 04469, USA