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ERIC Number: ED053849
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr-24
Pages: 10
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Reference Count: 0
The Organizational Climate in Schools Having High Concentrations of Mexican-Americans.
Gustafson, Richard A.; And Others
Project ABRAZO, a Spanish bilingual project in 4 urban schools having over 50% Mexican American composition, operates with the objective of conducting research related to the self-concept of Mexican American students. In connection with ABRAZO, this paper focuses on describing the ABRAZO schools by reporting on the administration of Halpin and Croft's Organizational Climate Description Questionnaire (OCDQ) to 80 ABRAZO teachers and administrators in an effort to assess the staff's perception of the school climate and to compare the resulting profile to the "norm" developed by Halpin and Croft. (Cf. ED 002 897, the Halpin and Croft study that provides the framework for the present study.) Major conclusions were (1) that the 4 ABRAZO schools fell toward the "open" end of Halpin's continuum of school climate, between "autonomous" and "controlled," (2) that staff characteristics (age, prior teaching experience, etc.) were not significantly related to the various factors of school climate, and (3) that factor analysis of staff responses to the 64-item OCDQ indicated mixed results in terms of replicating the theoretical item clustering developed by Halpin and Croft. Included are 2 figures, 1 table, and 8 references. (BO)
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Identifiers: California
Note: Paper presented to the 51st Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, California, April 24, 1971