Date Approved

5-31-1995

Embargo Period

9-11-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Public Relations

Department

Public Relations & Advertising

College

College of Communication & Creative Arts

First Advisor

Fulginiti, Anthony

Subject(s)

Rowan College--Faculty--Psychology; Communication in education; Myers-Briggs Type Indicator; Personality

Disciplines

Public Relations and Advertising

Abstract

This study determines chairpersons' personality traits and their effect on communications with faculty. The Mvers-Brigs Type Indicator was given to seven chairpersons (three female; four male) within Rowan College of New Jersey. The responses were tabulated by hand. The results were mailed to participants. The author requested faculty to choose chairpersons' personality characteristics and rate the effectiveness of the two-way communication between them and their chairpersons. The data were analyzed using a statistical software package (SPSS). The study revealed that 13 faculty rated their chairpersons as "very good" two-way communicators; eight faculty rated their chairpersons as "good" two-way communicators; three faculty rated their chairpersons as "fair" or "not good" two-way communicators. Only 13 percent of the faculty chose the correct personality style of their chairperson. The most common primary or secondary function for both chairpersons and faculty is thinking/judging. There was no significance between chairpersons' personality traits and the effectiveness of two-way communication.

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