ERIC Number: ED174178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Identified Need and Means for the Inhouse Training of Higher Education Administrators. ASHE Annual Meeting 1979 Paper.
Olswang, Steven G.; Cohen, William D.
The findings are presented of two research studies designed to identify the causes of perceived inefficient and ineffective performance by administrators in institutions of higher education. The first study examined operational dissonance among the three levels of academic administrators (chairpersons, deans, and provosts) in complex research-oriented universities, and the second examined task-specific tension and stress levels and their effects on the quality of administrator decision-making. The results disclosed incongruent role perceptions and expectations leading to dysfunctional performance, and particularized the tasks promoting low quality decision-making due to stress. Remediation methodologies to increase role consonance and reduce stress are postulated toward elevating the quality of administrative performance. (Author)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Role, Administrators, College Administration, Competence, Conference Reports, Deans, Decision Making, Department Heads, Higher Education, Management Development, Psychological Patterns, Role Perception, Stress Variables, Task Performance
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: ASHE Annual Meeting 1979; Provosts
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (Washington, D.C., April 1979)