The use of a parity-equity model to evaluate faculty salary policies

Larry A. Braskamp, David R. Johnson

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A parity-equity model was developed for estimating the influences of a comprehensive list of factors classified as rational or nonrational equity and parity (marketplace). In a multiple regression analysis of faculty salaries for two years, the parity-equity model accounted for 86% of salary variance: over 60% by professional rank; approximately 16% by other rational equity factors; 3% by college and departmental parity; 3% by college and department affiliation; and 1% by nonrational equity factors. This model is recommended for studying, year-to-year changes in salary policies and for checking the importance of each factor in salary increase deliberations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-66
Number of pages10
JournalResearch in Higher Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 1978

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education


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