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Australian Universities' Review, v56 n2 p64-68 2014

Snobbery in academia can involve academics, general staff, students and members of the public, and can be based on degrees, disciplines, cliques and other categories. Though snobbery is seldom treated as a significant issue, it can have damaging effects on morale, research and public image. Strategies against snobbery include avoidance, private feedback, formal complaints and public challenges.

Descriptors: College Faculty, Social Attitudes, Social Bias, Prevention, Teacher Attitudes, Work Environment, Reputation, Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Responses, Higher Education

Author: Martin, Brian; Sørensen, Majken Jul


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