ERIC Number: ED044553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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A Study of Personal Values and Their Relationship to Perception of Organizational Elements.
Weick, Ray Kay
A study was made of relationships of personal value orientations to personal characteristics of Arizona Cooperative Extension Service (CES) professional staff members, their perceptions of certain CES organizational elements (legal, process, functional, structural, personnel), and the distribution of high value orientations. A preliminary literature review confirmed these variables as pertinent to staff recruitment, sales, placement, and training. As for highest value orientations, 39% were religious, 27% economic, 14% theoretical, 13% political, and seven percent aesthetic. No one was highest on social orientation. Sex was related to aesthetic, political, and social values; tenure and high political values were related. Perception of legal aspects (sources and amounts of influence on the Arizona CES organization) were related to high aesthetic value orientation. Perceptions of 20 out of 42 organizational items correlated significantly with differing high value orientations. However, values did not adequately explain variations in perceptions. (Author/LY)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Analysis of Variance, Bibliographies, Correlation, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Background, Extension Agents, Females, Investigations, Males, Occupations, Organizations (Groups), Perception, Program Administration, Rural Environment, Rural Extension, Tenure, Values
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh.
Identifiers: Arizona; Cooperative Extension Service
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