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ERIC Number: ED010096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 196
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Reference Count: 0
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A STUDY OF ADMINISTRATIVE ARRANGEMENTS IN DIFFERENT TYPES OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
HUGHES, LARRY W.
THIS INVESTIGATION WAS TO EXPLORE THE POSSIBLE INFLUENCES OF ORGANIZATIONAL CLIMATE AND ITS ELEMENTS (AS DEPICTED BY THE CENTRAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE PERFORMANCE TEAMS IN SELECTED SCHOOL DISTRICTS OF THE STATE OF OHIO) ON THE INNOVATIVENESS OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT. THE "ORGANIZATIONAL CLIMATE DESCRIPTIVE QUESTIONNAIRE," WHICH SERVED AS THE MAIN DATA-GATHERING INSTRUMENT, HAD BEEN DETERMINED IN SEVERAL PREVIOUS STUDIES TO BE A USEFUL INSTRUMENT WHEN WORKING WITH INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL STAFFS. FROM THE SCHOOL DISTRICT SAMPLE OF THE 1964 OHIO INNOVATIONS SURVEY, 13 PREDETERMINED NONINNOVATIVE DISTRICT AND 11 INNOVATIVE DISTRICTS WERE SELECTED FOR DATA COLLECTION. THE MAJOR FINDINGS WERE AS FOLLOWS--(1) INNOVATIVE SCHOOL DISTRICTS EVIDENCED A MORE OPEN CLIMATE THAN NONINNOVATIVE DISTRICTS, (2) INNOVATIVE DISTRICTS WERE FOUND TO BE SIGNIFICANTLY LESS DISENGAGED AND EVIDENCED A HIGHER ESPRIT. NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES WERE OBTAINED FOR THE ELEMENT OF HINDRANCE, (3) NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES WERE FOUND WITH RESPECT TO THE GROUP BEHAVIOR ASPECT OF INTIMACY, (4) SUPERINTENDENTS IN INNOVATIVE DISTRICTS WERE PREDICTED TO EVIDENCE SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER ALOOFNESS, LOWER PRODUCTION EMPHASIS, HIGHER TRUST, AND HIGHER CONSIDERATION, ONLY THE COROLLARY INVOLVING HIGHER TRUST HELD, AND (5) FINDINGS ON SUCH OTHER ASPECTS AS RESEARCH EMPHASIS, BIOGRAPHICAL TEACHER CHARACTERISTICS, AND FINANCIAL PROGRAMS WERE ALSO OBTAINED. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus.
Identifiers: COLUMBUS; OHIO INNOVATIONS SURVEY; Organizational Climate Description Questionnaire