2009 Student Research Conference:
22nd Annual Student Research Conference

Job Satisfaction of Truman Student Advisors
Tracy H. Mulderig*, Valerie Moody, Sarah E. Jahnke, and Karen M. Grace
Dr. Teresa Heckert, Faculty Mentor

Satisfaction with their job was rated by Truman State University Student Advisors (SAs) via an online survey. The survey included perceived acquisition of training information, support from various Residence Life supervisors, quality of interpersonal relationships with residents and coworkers, and overall job satisfaction. Responses from 44 (or 54% of) current SAs were gathered. Overall, most SAs reported adequate training. Additional training was requested in the areas of promoting academic success, first aid, mental health education and medical emergencies. Although the majority of SAs were satisfied with the Residence Life Office, minor improvements were suggested to further improve communication. All SAs rated their position as a meaningful part of their college experience, regardless of reported interpersonal conflict and high job stress.

Keywords: Student Advisors, Training, Job Satisfaction

Topic(s):Psychology

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 4-2
Location: VH 1010
Time: 8:30

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