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Research in Higher Education

, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 131–153 | Cite as

Professional socialization and contemporary career attitudes of three faculty generations

  • Mary Corcoran
  • Shirley M. Clark
AIR Forum Issue

Abstract

As one aspect of a study of individual and organizational conditions contributing to faculty vitality, career socialization experiences and current career attitudes of three faculty generations were compared for two groups of tenured university faculty members. The first group was a representative sample drawn from the fields of the humanities, biological sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences. The second was a selected sample of faculty from the same areas who had been identified by judges as highly active in teaching, research, and service. The analyses focus on differences in the professional socialization experiences and career attitudes of the two groups that appear to be indicative of career success. Within these groups the generational trends are also examined.

Keywords

Social Science Representative Sample Faculty Member Generational Trend Education Research 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary Corcoran
    • 1
  • Shirley M. Clark
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MinnesotaUSA

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