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ERIC Number: ED010419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jun-2
Pages: 190
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Reference Count: 0
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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE PRINCIPAL AND HIS PROFESSIONAL STAFF IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL.
WATKINS, J. FOSTER
THE PUBLIC SCHOOL PRINCIPAL'S LEADERSHIP POSITION WAS THE MAIN FOCUS OF THIS STUDY OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTANCE CONCEPT OF FIEDLER AND THE ORGANIZATIONAL CLIMATE OF HAPLIN AND CROFT. THE ORGANIZATIONAL CLIMATE DESCRIPTION QUESTIONNAIRE (OCDQ) AND THE ASSUMED SIMILARITY OF OPPOSITES SCALES (ASO) WERE ADMINISTERED TO A SAMPLE OF 48 PRINCIPALS AND 1,188 PROFESSIONAL STAFF MEMBERS FROM 31 WHITE AND 17 NEGRO SCHOOLS. THE PRINCIPALS RESPONDED TO BOTH INSTRUMENTS, WHILE THE STAFF MEMBERS WERE REQUESTED TO RESPOND ONLY TO THE OCDQ. ANALYSES OF THE DATA INDICATED THAT (1) A NEGATIVE RELATIONSHIP EXISTS BETWEEN (A) THE ASO CONCEPT (PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTANCE) OF THE SCHOOL PRINCIPALS AND (B) THE OPENNESS OF THE ORGANIZATIONAL CLIMATE OF THE SCHOOLS, THE MORALE OF THE PROFESSIONAL STAFFS, AND THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL BEHAVIORS, ALL MEASURED BY THE OCDQ, (2) THE ASO AND OCDQ ARE NOT MEASURES OF SIMILAR CHARACTERISTICS OF ALOOFNESS IN PRINCIPAL BEHAVIOR, (3) NEGRO STAFFS PERCEIVE THEIR SCHOOLS TO BE MORE CLOSED IN THEIR ORGANIZATIONAL CLIMATE, AND (4) PRINCIPALS PERCEIVE THE CLIMATES TO BE MORE OPEN THAN DO THEIR STAFF MEMBERS. (RS)
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Authoring Institution: Auburn Univ., AL.
Identifiers: ALABAMA; Alabama (Auburn)