ERIC Number: ED060522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May-19
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Administrators' Perceptions of Need Fulfillment and Need Satisfaction as a Function of Position Level and School System Size. A Dissertation.
Roderick, Ellen Mary
The reported study investigated the relationships among school administrators' need fulfillment and satisfaction and their position level and school system size. Data gathered from 376 Maryland public school administrators partially support the hypothesis that higher level administrators report higher need fulfillment and need satisfaction than do lower level administrators. The data fail to support the hypotheses that higher level large school system administrators report greater need satisfaction than do small system administrators, and that at lower levels of administration small system administrators report greater need satisfaction than do large system administrators. The data support the hypotheses that (1) administrators report greater need fulfillment in their present positions than in their previous positions, and (2) administrators report that the need fulfillment in the position to which they anticipate promotion will be greater than their present need fulfillment. (Author)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrator Attitudes, Administrators, Analysis of Variance, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Administration, Need Gratification, Organization Size (Groups), Psychological Needs, School Organization, Self Actualization
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Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park.