Type of Document Dissertation Author Tull, Trent Ashley URN etd-07122004-133519 Title The Relationship Between Perceived Level of Synergistic Supervision Received, Job Satisfaction, and Intention to Turnover of New Professionals in Student Affairs Administration Degree Doctor of Education Department Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Department of Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Jon C. Dalton Committee Chair Beverly Bower Committee Member Pamela Perrewe Committee Member Robert A. Schwartz Committee Member Keywords
- Student Affairs Administration
- New Professionals
- Inention To Turnover
- Job Satisfaction
Date of Defense 2004-04-15 Availability unrestricted AbstractThe purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between perceived level of synergistic supervision received, job satisfaction, and intention to turnover of new professionals in the profession of student affairs administration. This investigation examined the relationships between new professionalsí scores on the Synergistic Supervision Scale (SSS), and measures of job satisfaction and intention to turnover, taken from the Michigan Organizational Assessment Questionnaire (MAOQ) and selected demographic variables. Four hundred and thirty-five respondents, members of the American College Personnel Association participated in the study.
A positive significant correlation was found between perceived level of synergistic supervision received and job satisfaction. A negative significant correlation was found between perceived level of synergistic supervision received and intention to turnover. Significant correlations were found for both gender and race among supervisor/supervisee dyad pairs for perceived level of synergistic supervision received, job satisfaction and intention to turnover, as well as other identified exploratory variables.
The findings of this study will advance the body of knowledge in the area of staff supervision, job satisfaction and retention in student affairs administration, particularly for new professionals. This study provides a greater understanding of the supervisory needs of new professionals and how supervisory style can enhance job satisfaction and retention of new professionals in the profession of student affairs administration.
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