A study of apprehensions of black and white faculty members toward teaching in Virginia community colleges.
Bowling, Herbert E
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The problem addressed by this study was that of determining whether significant differences existed among selected apprehensions concerning work, church, social, and family life of sample groups drawn from the black and white faculties in selected Virginia Community Colleges where student population are no less than 10 percent black. The subjects consisted of 256 community college faculty of which 190 faculty members responded. These subjects consisted of 75 black faculty members and 181 white faculty members in 9 selected Virginia Community Colleges. The study utilized the descriptive-survey research design to define and interpret the problem under investigation: (1) the willingness of the faculty members of the opposite race, (2) the kinds of people with whom black and white faculty members were most willing and unwilling to associate, and (3) the apprehensiveness of the faculty members and the intensity of such apprehension in campus-related situations. To answer the first concern of the study, a twenty-item questionnaire containing a rating scale was constructed. The rating scale was designed to ascertain the attitudes of faculty members in Different Role Behavior Situations.
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