ERIC Number: ED080826
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
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Personal Value Systems of Managers and Administrators.
England, George W.
The present report summarizes the major findings of the Personal Values Project being conducted at the University of Minnesota for the past six years. A number of studies have been completed dealing with various groups of individuals in diverse organizational settings (managers, educational administrators, union leaders and naval officers). These studies clearly show that personal values are both measureable and important to measure. Values are related to such practical and important concerns as decision making, managerial success and organizational context differences. This review of the findings also raises a number of questions which still need to be answered in this area. For example, at individual levels, it is not known how value systems develop and change as a result of one's organizational experiences. At the level of an organization, the question of "optimal mix of values" of its members needs studying. It is hoped that future research efforts would be directed towards these and other such questions. [A seventeen-item list of references is included.] (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for the Study of Organizational Performance and Human Effectiveness.