ERIC Number: ED026553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Top Management Education, An Evaluation Study.
A study of top management education was carried out in a practical training situation to determine attitude change and relationships between training objectives and training evaluation, initial standing and change, and initial standing and background factors. Subjects were 140 people completing one of five management courses. A questionnaire and semantic differential scales measured initial attitudes and change. Questionnaires also determined background information, reasons for taking the course, policy of organizations and relation to the participants, interests, and knowledge and job experience. Raven's progressive matrices measured intellectual ability, and Rubenowitz's flexibility-rigidity scale measured resistance to change. Results showed some meaningful relationships between initial attitudes and background variables, a negative correlation between initial scores and change, and some change and background covariance requiring more verification. Change showed a tendency to relate to reasons for course attendance, suggesting that participants should be motivated before beginning the course and that study should be made of the motivation necessary to compel participants to take courses. (Extensive references and tables are included.) (jf)
Descriptors: Administrators, Attitude Change, Background, Bibliographies, Educational Background, Intelligence, Management Development, Motivation, Program Evaluation, Psychological Characteristics, Research, Training Objectives, Work Experience
The Swedish Council for Personnel Administration, Sturegatan 58, Box 5157, Stockholm 5, Sweden.
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Swedish Council for Personnel Administration, Stockholm.
Identifiers: Sweden; Yxtaholm School (Sweden)