Employee Satisfaction/Dissatisfaction at UWP
Appendices


Appendix A: The Forty-Two Original Items
  1. Staffing of the unit/department.
  2. Clear and appropriate work duties expected.
  3. Reasonable work load expectations.
  4. Equitable distribution of work load.
  5. Availability of research opportunities.
  6. Stability and security of employment.
  7. Strong support for growth and training opportunities.
  8. Opportunity for promotion.
  9. Open advertising to current employees of desirable positions within the university.
  10. Job, and opportunities in it, experienced as they were presented at the time of hiring.
  11. Relative ease and efficiency of being able to get things done.
  12. Pay level for your kind of work/position.
  13. Equitable pay distinctions across the various types (administration/faculty/staff).
  14. Effective supervision of work.
  15. All people in similar positions being held to similar standards.
  16. Effective evaluation process for employees.
  17. Good relations with coworkers/colleagues.
  18. Good relations with supervisors.
  19. Meaningful input through governance or other representation.
  20. Open decision making and explanations by decision makers/administrators.
  21. Comfortable relations between units/departments.
  22. University’s encouragement of involvement in and meaningful service to the community.
  23. Open acceptance of cultural diversity.
  24. Experience of racial tolerance on campus.
  25. Experience of fairness in the way women are treated on campus.
  26. Effective response to racial discrimination.
  27. Effective response to sex discrimination.
  28. Effective response to discrimination against gays and lesbians.
  29. Effective response to issues regarding sexual harassment.
  30. Availability of multicultural events on campus.
  31. Availability of artistic and musical events on campus.
  32. Availability of social activities on campus.
  33. Availability of good employment for other family members and significant others.
  34. Children well received and happy in the community.
  35. Small town location and “feel.”
  36. Sense of support and acceptance in my department/unit.
  37. Sense of support and acceptance in the campus community.
  38. Sense of support and acceptance in the Platteville community.
  39. Local cost of living.
  40. Level of taxation in Wisconsin.
  41. Friendly and supportive environment for singles.
  42. Closeness geographically to family.

Appendix B: Positive Aspects of Employment at UWP
Items on which at least 25% of respondents indicated a high level of satisfaction (1 = satisfying/sufficient/effective) % rating 1% rating
1 or 2
2.Clear and appropriate work duties expected. 36.966.9
6.Stability and security of employment. 54.076.0
7.Strong support for growth and training opportunities. 26.751.5
9.Open advertising to current employees of desirable positions within the university. 28.753.6
10.Job, and opportunities in it, experienced as they were presented at the time of hiring. 31.159.7
14.Effective supervision of work. 30.962.7
17.Good relations with coworkers/colleagues. 52.483.5
18.Good relations with supervisors. 52.677.3
23.Open acceptance of cultural diversity. 29.968.8
24.Experience of racial tolerance on campus. 27.866.8
25.Experience of fairness in the way women are treated on campus. 27.660.3
26.Effective response to racial discrimination. 30.767.3
27.Effective response to sex discrimination. 29.257.9
28.Effective response to discrimination against gays and lesbians. 29.161.8
29.Effective response to issues regarding sexual harassment. 27.957.9
30.Availability of multicultural events on campus. 36.174.7
31.Availability of artistic and musical events on campus. 38.278.2
32.Availability of social activities on campus. 26.763.7
34.Children well received and happy in the community. 50.079.6
35.Small town location and “feel.” 53.480.8
36.Sense of support and acceptance in my department/unit. 50.074.3
37.Sense of support and acceptance in the campus community. 35.870.1
38.Sense of support and acceptance in the Platteville community. 39.470.0
39.Local cost of living. 25.265.1
42.Closeness geographically to family. 32.956.2

Additional items on which at least 50% of respondents indicated satisfaction
 % rating
1 or 2
3.Reasonable work load expectations.  51.6
5.Availability of research opportunities.  50.9
11.Relative ease and efficiency of being able to get things done.  54.7
21.Comfortable relations between units/departments.  60.7
22.University’s encouragement of involvement in and meaningful service to the community.  58.8

Appendix C: Negative Aspects of Employment at UWP
Items on which at least 15% of respondents indicated a high level of dissatisfaction (5 = unsatisfying/insufficient/ineffective) % rating 5 % rating
4 or 5
8.Opportunity for promotion. 29.048.8
12.Pay level for your kind of work/position. 20.143.0
13.Equitable pay distinctions across the various types (administration/faculty/staff). 26.949.7
15.All people in similar positions being held to similar standards. 15.734.9
16.Effective evaluation process for employees. 17.236.2
20.Open decision making and explanations by decision makers/administrators. 17.637.9
33.Availability of good employment for other family members and significant others. 18.339.3
40.Level of taxation in Wisconsin. 23.742.2
41.Friendly and supportive environment for singles. 18.643.6
42.Closeness geographically to family. 17.426.7

Additional items on which at least 25% of respondents indicated dissatisfaction
 % rating
4 or 5
1.Staffing of the unit/department.  27.3
3.Reasonable work load expectations.  25.7
4.Equitable distribution of work load.  27.0
5.Availability of research opportunities.  29.7
19.Meaningful input through governance or other representation.  26.1

Appendix D: Perceptions of Minority and Majority Employeesa
Items where minorities expressed more satisfaction Minority
Mean (SD)
Majority
Mean (SD)
3.Reasonable work load expectations. 2.0000
(1.1698)
2.5891
(1.3021)

Items where minorities expressed more dissatisfaction Minority
Mean (SD)
Majority
Mean (SD)
5.Availability of research opportunities. 3.3750
(1.4549)
2.4788
(1.2620)
12.Pay level for your kind of work/position. (p = .053) 3.7000
(1.4179)
3.1011
(1.3231)
22.University’s encouragement of involvement in and meaningful service to the community. 2.8947
(1.3701)
2.2875
(1.0413)
33.Availability of good employment for other family members and significant others. 3.9231
(1.3821)
2.9946
(1.2747)
40.Level of taxation in Wisconsin. (p = .051) 3.8500
(1.2258)
3.2748
(1.2658)
42.Closeness geographically to family. 3.3889
(1.6852)
2.4923
(1.4532)
aUnless otherwise indicated, p < .05.

Appendix E: Perceptions of Female and Male Employeesa
Items where women expressed more satisfaction Females
Mean (SD)
Males
Mean (SD)
1.Staffing of the unit/department. 2.5086
(1.2312)
2.8384
(1.3199)
7.Strong support for growth and training opportunities. 2.3851
(1.1954)
2.6890
(1.3547)
42.Closeness geographically to family. 2.3765
(1.4285)
2.7682
(1.4942)

Items where women expressed more dissatisfaction Females
Mean (SD)
Males
Mean (SD)
8.Opportunity for promotion. (p = .051) 3.4830
(1.3465)
3.1571
(1.4704)
25.Experience of fairness in the way women are treated on campus. 2.5401
(1.1339)
2.0959
(1.0721)
27.Effective response to sex discrimination. 2.5800
(1.2159)
2.1553
(1.1004)
41.Friendly and supportive environment for singles. 3.4186
(1.1928)
2.9701
(1.3254)
aUnless otherwise indicated, p < .05.

Appendix F: Perceptions of Academic Staff, Faculty, and Classified Staffa
  Academic
Staff
Mean (SD)
Faculty
Mean (SD)
Classified
Staff
Mean (SD)
6.Stability and security of employment. 2.5780
(1.4675)
1.5714
(0.9416)
1.5172
(0.8494)
7.Strong support for growth and training opportunities. 2.4561
(1.2131)
2.2449
(1.1759)
2.7586
(1.3424)
8.Opportunity for promotion. 3.5368
(1.1833)
2.1410
(1.2559)
3.9524
(1.1716)
9.Open advertising to current employees of desirable positions within the university. 2.7647
(1.3332)
2.0476
(1.1560)
2.4476
(1.2167)
18.Good relations with supervisors. 1.8130
(1.0815)
1.5876
(0.8750)
1.9914
(1.1684)
19.Meaningful input through governance or other representation. 2.6264
(1.1318)
2.5833
(1.0629)
3.0889
(1.3378)
23.Open acceptance of cultural diversity. 2.1770
(1.0371)
2.4176
(1.1553)
1.8962
(0.9251)
24.Experience of racial tolerance on campus. 2.2269
(1.0621)
2.4494
(1.1340)
1.9681
(0.9442)
39.Local cost of living. 2.2619
(1.0744)
2.0109
(0.9664)
2.5234
(1.1683)
41.Friendly and supportive environment for singles. 3.5179
(1.1907)
3.5429
(1.2210)
2.6786
(1.2226)
42.Closeness geographically to family. 2.7571
(1.4970)
3.0659
(1.4892)
1.9550
(1.1862)
ap < .05.