Perceptions of work: How academics view their jobs.

Year: 1992

Author: Warton, Pamela M.

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

One approach to investigating people's ideas about responsibility for work has been to ask about aspects of the job that can be given or contracted to others. The present study considered these issues with regard to the work of academics, asking 52 academics about their job and what they considered were the best and worst aspects of it. In particular, academics were asked which parts of their job they would consider contracting to others, and under what circumstances they would find this acceptable. Results are discussed in terms of possible differences as a function of the subjects taught.