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ERIC Number: ED010225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 17
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Reference Count: 0
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REFERENCE GROUP ORIENTATION AND TEACHER ATTITUDE TOWARD SCHOOL DISTRICT REORGANIZATION.
BRUMBAUGH, ROBERT B.
A STUDY WAS REPORTED OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LOCAL-COSMOPOLITAN ORIENTATION, A CONCEPT FROM REFERENCE GROUP THEORY, AND THE RESISTANCE TO ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE. A QUESTIONNAIRE WAS ADMINISTERED TO 329 PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS IN FIVE CONTIGUOUS SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA WHICH WERE TO LOSE THEIR INDIVIDUAL IDENTITIES UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE STATE'S 1961 LEGISLATIVE REORGANIZATION MANDATE. AT THE TIME NONE OF THE DISTRICTS HAD YET FORMULATED DEFINITE PLANS FOR REORGANIZATION. USABLE QUESTIONNAIRES WERE RETURNED BY 277 TEACHERS. THE FINDINGS INDICATED FACTORS OTHER THAN LOCAL OR COSMOPOLITAN ORIENTATION HAD INFLUENCED TEACHER ATTITUDE TOWARD SCHOOL DISTRICT REORGANIZATION. TEACHERS OPPOSED TO REORGANIZATION WERE FOUND TO ACTUALLY KNOW LESS ABOUT THE FACTUAL DETAILS OF THE ISSUE THAN THOSE WHO SUPPORTED REORGANIZATION. IT WAS SUGGESTED THAT THE INFLUENCE OF REFERENCE GROUP ORIENTATION UPON PATTERNS OF COMMUNICATION, BOTH INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL TO THE SCHOOL, BE STUDIED IN FUTURE RESEARCH. (RS)
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Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene.
Identifiers: OREGON; Oregon (Eugene)