TITLE

Higher Education Trust, Rank and Race: A Conceptual and Empirical Analysis

AUTHOR(S)
Smith, Page; Shoho, Alan
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Innovative Higher Education;2007, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p125
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study involved an analysis of faculty trust in a large southwestern institution. After reviewing the literature, we identified a valid and reliable instrument, the Higher Education Faculty Trust Inventory, to measure higher education faculty trust in administrators, colleagues, and students. We then used this instrument to gauge various aspects of faculty trust, and we found significant trust differences among professors of varying academic ranks (i.e., adjunct, assistant, associate, and full professor). We found, however, no significant trust differences in regard to race. Finally, we discuss the findings within a context of implications for future research and practice in higher education.
ACCESSION #
25882703

 

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