This study reviewed the relationship between the reported level of faculty participation in decision making and organizational commitment of faculty in Mississippi community colleges. The primary purpose of this study was to test the premise that the degree of organizational commitment of faculty in Mississippi community colleges is related to the reported level of their participation in institutional decision making. The second objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between organizational commitment of faculty in Mississippi community colleges and the personal demographic characteristics of faculty age, gender, education level achieved, and years of teaching experience with the current institution. Organizational commitment was measured on a four-point Likert scale that ranged from "strongly agree" to "strongly disagree." Institutional decision making in Mississippi community colleges is reported by faculty to be located primarily within the administrative levels of these organizations. Results of this study suggest that rather than share authority, administrators continue to hold onto decision making authority.
Participative Decisions and Organizational Commitment: A Quantitative Analysis William (Bill) H. Sumrall, David W. Cox, D. Adrian Doss, and Don W. Jones Introduction prediction has been made that procedures (Association for The Mississippi future administrators and Governing Boards of Legislature established public faculty, as educational leaders, Universities and Colleges, community colleges in the will find increasing demands 1996). Faculty members and early twentieth century (Young
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