ERIC Number: ED046060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of the Relationships Between Characteristics of Secondary Schools and Student Alienation. Final Report.
Hoy, Wayne K.
Three sets of hypotheses served to delineate the focus of this study: (1) the more open the organization climate of the high school, the less custodial the pupil control orientation of the school, (2) the more custodial the pupil control orientation of the school, the greater the total alienation of the students, and (3) the more open the organizational climate, the less the total alienation of the students. Data were collected from students, faculty, and administrators in 45 high schools in New Jersey. Instruments were the Organizational Climate Description Questionnaire, a Pupil Attitude Questionnaire, and demographic student and school data. From study results, a prototypic high school with a high degree of alienation might be sketched as a school characterized by the following: a more custodial pupil control orientation, a more "closed" organizational climate, a lower percentage of minority students, higher equalized valuation per students, larger and non-urban. More research is necessary to explore the relationship between student alienation and more organizational variables. (Author/CJ)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ.