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ERIC Number: ED038966
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 14
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The Relationship of Organizational and Leader Factors to Communication Effectiveness in Illinois Public Junior Colleges.
Howard, James M.
Communication effectiveness and its dependence on factors of leadership behavior, leader background, organizational structure, and organizational age in Illinois Public Junior Colleges are the concerns of this study. Data were obtained through questionnaires sent to full-time faculty members and institutional administrators in the Illinois 2-year public institutions. These questionnaires contained typical hypothetical situations in which communication problems might arise, and asked for each respondent's opinions concerning the probability and nature of any resulting communication. Variables were then statistically correlated in several combinations. Some of the more significant results indicate that organizational characteristics such as size, chain of command, and division of labor may inhibit an atmosphere of effective communication between superordinate and subordinate; and that an individual's previous training and experience may not be as relatively important a factor as was previously thought, when judging his potential for leadership and communication. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (JO)
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Identifiers: Illinois
Note: Paper presented to the 1970 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota