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FACULTY RESEARCH SOCIALIZATION:A STUDY OF FACULTY PERCEPTIONS OF RESEARCH SOCIALIZATIONEXPERIENCES AT A LARGE RESEARCH UNIVERSITY

Jalloun, Omar A. (2011) FACULTY RESEARCH SOCIALIZATION:A STUDY OF FACULTY PERCEPTIONS OF RESEARCH SOCIALIZATIONEXPERIENCES AT A LARGE RESEARCH UNIVERSITY. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.

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    The purpose of this study is to examine perspectives of fulltime faculty at the School ofEducation in a major public research university on their socialization experiences to research.The institution offers several programs that socialize junior and senior faculty to many aspects ofthe faculty position, however, programs that are related to research were few.Twenty-nine fulltime faculty members from the institution's School of Educationcompleted a survey providing insights on their perceptions regarding their research-relatedexperiences during their graduate, early-career, and current stages. Faculty members were alsoasked to provide their perceptions on the institution's efforts towards their research socializationin addition to other descriptive data.Correlations between several types of research activities among faculty member'sdifferent career stages were significant. Perceptions concerning socialization to the facultyposition were more positive regarding the contribution of faculty members' graduate experiencescompared to the institutional efforts. Finally, perceptions regarding the available socializationprograms at the institution were positive in general, and were also highly correlated with facultymembers' perception about their overall experiences with the institution.


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    Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
    ETD Committee:
    ETD Committee TypeCommittee MemberEmailORCID
    Committee ChairBickel, William Ebickel@pitt.edu
    Committee MemberWeidman, John Cweidman@pitt.edu
    Committee MemberPingel, Louis Apingel@pitt.edu
    Committee MemberZullo, Thomas Gzullo@pitt.edu
    Title: FACULTY RESEARCH SOCIALIZATION:A STUDY OF FACULTY PERCEPTIONS OF RESEARCH SOCIALIZATIONEXPERIENCES AT A LARGE RESEARCH UNIVERSITY
    Status: Unpublished
    Abstract: The purpose of this study is to examine perspectives of fulltime faculty at the School ofEducation in a major public research university on their socialization experiences to research.The institution offers several programs that socialize junior and senior faculty to many aspects ofthe faculty position, however, programs that are related to research were few.Twenty-nine fulltime faculty members from the institution's School of Educationcompleted a survey providing insights on their perceptions regarding their research-relatedexperiences during their graduate, early-career, and current stages. Faculty members were alsoasked to provide their perceptions on the institution's efforts towards their research socializationin addition to other descriptive data.Correlations between several types of research activities among faculty member'sdifferent career stages were significant. Perceptions concerning socialization to the facultyposition were more positive regarding the contribution of faculty members' graduate experiencescompared to the institutional efforts. Finally, perceptions regarding the available socializationprograms at the institution were positive in general, and were also highly correlated with facultymembers' perception about their overall experiences with the institution.
    Date: 06 January 2011
    Date Type: Completion
    Defense Date: 25 August 2010
    Approval Date: 06 January 2011
    Submission Date: 30 August 2010
    Access Restriction: No restriction; The work is available for access worldwide immediately.
    Patent pending: No
    Institution: University of Pittsburgh
    Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
    Refereed: Yes
    Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
    URN: etd-08302010-154215
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Research Socialization; Faculty Publication; Fulltime Faculty
    Schools and Programs: School of Education > Administrative and Policy Studies
    Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 15:01
    Last Modified: 01 May 2012 12:50
    Other ID: http://etd.library.pitt.edu/ETD/available/etd-08302010-154215/, etd-08302010-154215

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