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ERIC Number: ED020363
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 1
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STATUS-ROLE PERCEPTIONS IN THE TAIWAN EXTENSION ORGANIZATION.
WYETH, IRVING RUDOLPH
THE MAJOR PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO DETERMINE THE ATTITUDES OF STATUS-ROLE GROUPS ON THE ACTUAL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONALITY OF THEIR PRESENT ORGANIZATION AND THEIR PERCEPTIONS OF EXPECTATIONS AND NEEDS FOR ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE. IT WAS HYPOTHESIZED THAT THE FOUR STATUS-ROLE GROUPS OF THE TAIWAN EXTENSION ORGANIZATION WOULD NOT HOLD SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENT ATTITUDES TOWARD THE STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONALITY OF THE PRESENT ORGANIZATION AND WOULD NOT DIFFER SIGNIFICANTLY IN THEIR PERCEPTIONS OF EXPECTATIONS AND NEEDS FOR ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE. AN ATTITUDE SCALING SCHEDULE COMPOSED OF 30 STATEMENTS DEALING WITH ORGANIZATIONAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE PRINCIPLES WAS DEVELOPED AND ADMINISTERED TO EIGHT ADMINISTRATORS, 14 SUPERVISORS, 91 ADVISORS, AND 10 SPECIALISTS. OF THESE, 46 WERE INTERVIEWED TO DETERMINE THEIR PERCEPTIONS OF WHAT WAS EXPECTED AND BELIEVED CONCERNING ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE. OTHER DATA WERE COLLECTED BY NONDIRECTED INTERVIEW, OBSERVATION, AND DOCUMENT SCHEDULES. SOME FINDINGS WERE--(1) THERE WAS A RELATIVELY HIGH DEGREE OF INTERGROUP DISAGREEMENT TO THE 30 STATEMENTS DESCRIBING AN EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT ORGANIZATION, (2) THERE WAS NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE IN THE CONSENSUS AMONG ADMINISTRATORS, SUPERVISORS, ADVISORS, AND SPECIALIST GROUPS FOR 15 OF 18 RANKED EXPECTATIONS AND 12 OF 15 RANKED NEEDS FOR ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE, AND (3) THE FINDINGS IDENTIFIED AREAS OF INTERGROUP CONSENSUS AND SUGGESTED TYPES OF STRESSES AND STRAINS CONFRONTING THE ORGANIZATION. NINE IMPLICATIONS FOR THE ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF ARE GIVEN. THIS PH.D. DISSERTATION, SUBMITTED TO MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, IS AVAILABLE AS 65-6141 FOR $3.00 ON MICROFILM AND FOR $8.20 AS XEROXED COPY FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, INC., 300 NORTH ZEEB ROAD, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN 48106. (WB)
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Identifiers: TAIWAN