Faculty perceptions of deans' and department chairpersons' management functions

Lily Neumann, Yoram Neumann

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The present study examined the patterns of perceived management functions of deans and department chairpersons in three schools: social sciences, physical sciences and medical school. In all schools, deans were perceived as paying utmost attention to outside activities, and least attention to inside activities. The study explored the relationships between personal career data and scales of perceived managerial functions on one hand, and between job satisfaction and management functions on the other hand. Articles were found to be negatively correlated with perceptions of managerial functions in all schools. Seniority, rank, and tenure were positively associated with inside activities of the dean and the chairperson in the social sciences. Managerial functions were positively related especially to satisfaction with governance. The implications of the results were discussed and elaborated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-214
Number of pages10
JournalHigher Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Apr 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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