Campus Units

Psychology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

8-28-2019

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Career Assessment

DOI

10.1177/1069072719870681

Abstract

Full-time non-tenure track faculty, commonly referred to as NTT faculty, are increasingly utilized in higher education and shoulder much of the teaching load within academic institutions. Self-determination theory (SDT) has shown promise as a conceptual frame for characterizing the relationship between environmental support factors and NTT faculty satisfaction. Full-time NTT faculty were sampled nationwide (N = 3,527) to investigate an SDT-based model positing basic psychological needs (i.e., volitional autonomy and relatedness) as mediators between six environmental support indices and NTT faculty satisfaction (i.e., teaching/service and global satisfaction). Structural equation model results showed volitional autonomy and relatedness fully mediated the relationships between the six environmental supports and both indices of faculty satisfaction. Results highlight the utility of basic psychological needs in understanding the relationships between the environment and NTT faculty satisfaction. Implications, future directions, and limitations are also presented.

Comments

This accepted article is published as Crick, K.A., Larson, L.M., Seipel, M.T., Non-Tenure Track Faculty Satisfaction: A Self-Determination Model. Journal of Career Assessment. 2019. Doi: 10.1177/1069072719870681. Posted with permission.

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The Author(s)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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