ERIC Number: ED245630
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Investigating the Causal Association between Unionism and Organizational Effectiveness. Revised. ASHE 1984 Annual Meeting Paper.
Cameron, Kim S.
Assessments of organizational effectiveness in a sample of four-year institutions in 1976, 1980, and 1983 were used to investigate the potential causal directionality of unionism and organizational effectiveness. Nine dimensions of effectiveness were analyzed: student educational satisfaction, student academic development, student career development, student personal development, faculty and administrator employment satisfaction, professional development and quality of the faculty, system openness and community interaction, ability to acquire resources, and organizational health. In 1976, 41 institutions participated; in 1980, 20 of the same institutions participated; and in 1983, 26 of the institutions participated. Eighteen of the schools were common to all three studies. The number of respondents was 1,317 in 1976, 1,240 in 1980, and 246 in 1983. Respondents consisted of academic, financial, student affairs, and general administrators, faculty department heads, and trustees. The results of the analyses suggest that ineffectiveness leads to unionism, but that once unionized, organizational effectiveness does not seem to improve. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: ASHE Annual Meeting
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (Chicago, IL, March 12-14, 1984).