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ERIC Number: ED010901
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A COMPARISON OF THE ORGANIZATIONAL CLIMATES OF NEGRO AND WHITE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS WITH CONCOMITANT IMPLICATIONS FOR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS.
GENTRY, HAROLD W.; KENNEY, JAMES B.
FACULTY PERCEPTION OF SCHOOL ORGANIZATIONAL CLIMATE IN A PREDOMINATELY SEGREGATED SCHOOL SYSTEM WAS DETERMINED FROM A SAMPLE OF 45 NEGRO AND 66 WHITE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN A SOUTHEASTERN URBAN SCHOOL DISTRICT. A MODIFIED FORM OF HALPIN AND CROFT'S ORGANIZATIONAL CLIMATE DESCRIPTION QUESTIONNAIRE WAS USED TO GATHER DATA ON EIGHT DIMENSIONS OF TEACHER PERCEPTION OF FACULTY AND PRINCIPAL BEHAVIOR--DISENGAGEMENT, HINDRANCE, ESPRIT, INTIMACY, ALOOFNESS, PRODUCTION EMPHASIS, TRUST, AND CONSIDERATION. SCORES IN THESE AREAS WERE SCALED ON A CONTINUUM OF ORGANIZATIONAL CLIMATE--OPEN, AUTONOMOUS, CONTROLLED, FAMILIAR, PATERNAL, AND CLOSED. FINDINGS INDICATED BOTH NEGRO AND WHITE FACULTIES TENDED TO VIEW THEIR SCHOOLS AS PATERNALISTIC, BUT THAT NEGRO FACULTIES VIEWED THEIR SCHOOLS AS MORE CLOSED THAN WHITE FACULTIES DID. THE STUDY INCLUDED A SUMMARY OF ROLE EXPECTATIONS OF NEGRO AND WHITE PRINCIPALS, WITH EVIDENCE THAT PRINCIPALS OF WHITE SCHOOLS HAVE MORE SUCCESSFULLY RESOLVED ROLE-CONFLICTS BETWEEN THEIR FACULTY AND COMMUNITY RESPONSIBILITIES BECAUSE THESE POSITIONS ARE LESS WIDELY SEPARATED FOR THEM THAN FOR NEGRO PRINCIPALS. (JK)
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