ERIC Number: ED167540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Decision Characteristics, Participation Training, and Teacher Participation in Decision-Making.
Bartunek, Jean M.
This study investigated the effects of participation training, agreement, and decision importance on teachers' desires for participation in decision-making and their perceptions that participation would increase decision effectiveness. Results indicated that teachers who had received participation training preferred less participation in decision-making when there was disagreement among them than when there was agreement, and tended to believe that participation would be less effective when there was disagreement. On more important decisions, untrained teachers preferred more participation when there was disagreement than when there was agreement, and rated participation as more likely to achieve effective decisions when there was disagreement. Implications of the results for contingency models of participation and for participation training are discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 1979)