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Research Article  |   February 1991
Job Satisfaction of Occupational Therapy Faculty
Author Affiliations
  • Carolyn K. Rozier, PhD, is Dean, School of Physical Therapy, Texas Woman’s University, PO Box 22487, Denton, Texas 76204
  • Grace E. Gilkeson, EdD, OTR, FAOTA, is Dean, School of Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas
  • Basil L. Hamilton, PhD, is Chair, Department of Psychology and Philosophy, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas
Article Information
Education of OTs and OTAs / Education
Research Article   |   February 1991
Job Satisfaction of Occupational Therapy Faculty
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, February 1991, Vol. 45, 160-165. doi:10.5014/ajot.45.2.160
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, February 1991, Vol. 45, 160-165. doi:10.5014/ajot.45.2.160
Abstract

What causes occupational therapy faculty to be satisfied with their teaching roles? A survey of 538 occupational therapy faculty was conducted with questions that identified demographic information and inquired about specific satisfying and dissatisfying items. Responses indicated no strong correlations between demographic information and satisfaction items but did offer some implications that warrant attention. The faculty were satisfied with teaching in general and specifically with the academic environment, the opportunity to design learning experiences, and the lack of constraints in higher education. The results of this study may help educational administrators make decisions that will foster recruitment, retention, and socialization of occupational therapy faculty.