ERIC Number: ED172878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec-9
Reference Count: 0
A Longitudinal Study of Administrative Evaluation of the MBO System from 1973 to 1977.
McKay, Elizabeth R.
An administrative program based on Management by Objectives (MBO) was instituted at William Rainey Harper College in 1969 and evaluated in 1973. The evaluation instrument used in 1973 was re-administered in 1977 in order to determine the effectiveness of the current MBO program and administrators' perceptions and evaluations. Subsections of the survey form, completed by 36 Harper administrators, included general evaluation of and commitment to MBO; formulation and implementation of objectives; appraisal process; perception of supervisor; and description of job, self, and institutional organization. Responses were compared to 1973 responses and the percentages of difference were tabulated. Results indicate that administrators of the MBO system at Harper College in 1977 were not as satisfied as those in 1973. There was a decrease in positive perceptions in the seven areas surveyed. Respondents indicated that MBO did not help them in planning; and that little supervisory assistance existed. A significant percentage of respondents stated that their job satisfaction had decreased over the four-year period and a large percentage perceived no increase in personal job effectiveness. A literature review is included and the survey instrument is appended. (DR)
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Administrative Policy, Administrator Attitudes, Attitude Change, College Administration, Community Colleges, Evaluation Criteria, Job Satisfaction, Management by Objectives, Management Systems, Organizational Climate, Program Evaluation, Surveys, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative; Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University