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The academic profession in Canada, 1986

The purpose of the study is to "make a significant contribution to our knowledge about Canadian higher education" by drawing a comprehensive, detailed portrait of academic life in Canada. The study attempts to look at the "inner life" of the academic profession by, in part, examining the attitudes and orientations of those at the heart of the educational enterprise: the full-time teaching staff. Information in the following areas is collected: nature of academic activities and preferences; approaches and attitudes toward teaching; perception of and attitudes toward administration; perception of and attitudes toward local institutions, perception of and attitudes toward the social and intellectual thrust of the system of higher education, (elitist versus egalitarian, autonomous versus service function)

Data creator: 

Lennards, Jos, York University

Date of creation: 
1994 Aug 24th
York University. Institute for Social Research
Date of distribution: 
2000 May 4th
Data type: 
Geographic coverage: 



systematic, stratified sample

Date of collection: 
1986 Apr to 1986 Jun
Mode of data collecton: 

self-administered mail-back questionnaire


Lennards, Jos. The academic profession in Canada, 1986 [computer file]. Toronto, Ont.: York University. Institute for Social Research [producer and distributor], 1994-08-24

Access status: 
Access conditions and restrictions: 

University of Toronto students, staff & faculty.