ERIC Number: ED202150
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-3
Reference Count: 0
Leader Style Assessment.
Coleman, Donald G.
The Administrative Grid and the Organizational Climate Survey (OCS) are evaluated in this report for their usefulness in assessing performance of practicing administrators. The Administrative Grid allows the plotting of scores measuring people and task orientation according to effectiveness (the accomplishment of recognized objectives of cooperative action) and efficency (related to the satisfaction of the individual motives). The OCS was developed to include ten major constructs cited frequently as important leader variables or as contributing factors to effectiveness and efficiency. Two estimates of reliability and four studies of validity, described in the document, lead to the conclusion that the OCS obtains a reasonable level of reliability, although it should be verified using more recent data. The instrument provides a means for departments of education to measure the achievement of alumni serving as administrators as well as to identify candidates for inservice training. Yet to be accomplished is the establishment of predictive validity between leadership style, as measured by the OCS, and student achievement, as measured by independent instruments. Appended are a copy of the OCS, OCS constructs, and a list of studies on leadership styles that have used the OCS. (Author/WD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Organizational Climate Survey
Note: Paper presented to the Missouri Professors of Educational Administration. Some figures may reproduce poorly due to marginal legibility of original document.