ERIC Number: ED189725
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
School District Organization and Student Dropout.
Engelhard, George, Jr.
The purpose of this study was to develop and test a theoretical framework that would examine the structural relationships between select organizational and environmental variables and school district effectiveness in Michigan. The theoretical framework was derived from organizational theory and represents a social-ecological approach to the study of organizational effectiveness using student dropout rate as an index of effectiveness. Data were obtained from 487 school districts during 1972-73. Path analysis was the method of statistical analysis used. School district size, conceived of as an environmental variable, was found to be a major determinant of organizational effectiveness. The evidence for this conclusion was that the dropout rate was higher in schools with higher average daily attendance. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).