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82%community college faculty v. 53 out of 63, 84% for
psychologists). Beliefs and behaviors that are not correlated
for both psychologists and community college faculty are:
teaching that certain races are inferior; accepting undeserved
authorship of a student's paper; teaching under the influence of
alcohol; sexual relationships with both same rank and higher or
lower ranked faculty.
The study on graduate assistants (Handelsman, 2000) did not
specifically report on the correlation of beliefs and behaviors,
but made a general observation that there were actions that upon
query, participants in their study reported beliefs that
conflicted with the reported behavior. They were reported as
the following categories of behavior: a) teaching preparation
and classroom issues; b) administrative, equity, veracity, and
management issues; and c) supervision issues. For example,
almost 80% had taught without adequate preparation, while only
one fourth of respondents rated such behavior as ethical.
Universal Behaviors
Tabachnick's (1991) study done with psychologists showed
three behaviors to be common. This means that 90% engagement
was reported as rare to very often. These behaviors were:
teaching without adequate preparation, teaching without mastery
of material, and teaching ethics and values to students. Only
one behavior in this study appears to be relatively widespread

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