ERIC Number: ED170954
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Social Climate and Administrative Decision-Making Research for Institutional Renewal.
Rasheed, Mohammed A.
An Arabic translation of the "Work Environment Scale" was administered to the employees of Riyadh University's College of Education in Saudi Arabia for the purpose of gathering data useful in administrative decision-making. The survey investigated the work environment of the college as it is perceived by three distinct groups: the faculty, the technicians, and the secretarial staff. The objectives of the study were to compose a profile of each group, to determine the differences and similarities of the three groups, and to propose appropriate administrative responses. For each group the subscale showing the most dramatic deviation above (U.S.) standard scores was that of "work pressure." Standard scores in "control,""innovation," and "physical comfort" also reflected, across all groups, results notably higher than U.S. norms. A number of other subscales showed mixed results. When Saudi standard scores are examined, a number of results emerge. Overall, the technicians and secretaries are seen to have a good deal more in common with each other than either has with the faculty. These findings and others provided the college administration with a diagnosis of the work environment, and interpretation of the data yielded recommendations for administrator action. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Saudi Arabia; Work Environment Scale
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979) ; Best copy available