Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1987

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Studies

First Advisor

Jerelyn B. Schultz

Abstract

This study was designed to investigate how housing satisfaction influences job satisfaction, overall quality of life, and job performance of university faculty. A stratified random sample of 204 faculty at Iowa State University were mailed questionnaires assessing job performance, job satisfaction, and overall quality of life. Sixty follow-up interviews were used to assess housing satisfaction. Data analysis included descriptive statistics, Pearson product moment correlation analysis, and multiple regression.;Results of the study indicated that faculty are generally satisfied with the location and structural characteristics of their homes. They are also satisfied with the location and availability of public facilities. Faculty are somewhat satisfied with structural quality and type, person-per-room ratio, length of residency, housing costs, and cost of living. Work is rated as being an extremely important component. Faculty were least satisfied with their material comforts.;Multiple regression analysis revealed that selected housing variables are significant predictors of job satisfaction. The housing variables did not, however, influence job productivity. Total housing satisfaction is a significant predictor of overall quality of life.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-8669

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Chinella Grayson Henderson

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI8805083

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

112 pages

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