ERIC Number: ED023158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Organizational Climate and the Adoption of Educational Innovation.
Marcum, R. Laverne
In a study to determine factors which cause or inhibit change in a school organization, 30 schools in five Western States were classified according to degree of innovativeness and organizational climate. Correlations were determined by analyzing four selected variables: Expenditures per student, age of staff, years of staff service, and size of staff. The study revealed that, in contrast to the least innovative schools, the most innovative schools had open climates, higher expenditures per student, lower average age of staff, fewer number of years of staff service, and a larger professional staff. A bibliography of 44 items is included. (JK)
Descriptors: Administrators, Adoption (Ideas), Age Differences, Bibliographies, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Expenditure per Student, Hypothesis Testing, Literature Reviews, Organizational Change, Organizational Climate, Perception, Questionnaires, Statistical Analysis, Teachers, Tenure
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan.
Identifiers: Leader Behavior Description Questionnaire; Organizational Climate Description Questionnaire