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ERIC Number: ED054492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 29
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The Effect of School System Size and Position in the Administrative Hierarchy upon the Guidance Administrator's Perceived Level of Authority and Needs Satisfaction.
Biggers, Julian L.
Guidance administrators in 70 school systems were surveyed concerning their perceived level of authority in 24 areas of the guidance program and their perceived needs satisfaction on a Maslow-type scale. School system size and the respondent's position in the administrative hierarchy were used as independent variables to test effects upon authority level and needs satisfaction. Guidance administrators near the top of the school organization generally perceived them themselves having higher levels of authority than those further removed. Position in the administrative hierarchy had little influence upon the needs satisfaction of the incumbent. Guidance administrators in systems under 50,000 enrollment were significantly more varied in their perceptions of their level of authority and needs satisfaction than administrators in larger districts. Based upon the findings reported and the limitations of the sample, it was generally concluded that the organizational factors of system size and position in the administration influence the perceptions of the guidance administrator. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock.