ERIC Number: ED081941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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The Utilization of Indigenous Nonprofessionals in Human Service Organizations and the Factors Affecting It. An Exploratory Study.
This study develops a conceptual framework to guide empirical research on the utilization of indigenous nonprofessionals in human service organizations. The study is divided into six parts: (1) Identifies the different roles of nonprofessionals in organizations and specified factors which help define these roles; (2) Analyzes four studies in light of their bearing on these conceptual problems; (3) Examines five areas of sociological inquiry--organization and environment; professionals; cohesiveness and differentiation among professionals; organizational structure and innovativeness; and attitudes of the poor toward work; (4) Presents and explains the conceptual framework; (5) Describes a systematic field investigation of utilization of nonprofessionals in seven organizations; and (6) Utilizes the findings to evaluate and revise the conceptual framework. (NTIS)
Descriptors: Human Services, Labor Utilization, Nonprofessional Personnel, Organization, Organizations (Groups), Professional Personnel, Role Models, Social Agencies, Social Structure, Task Analysis
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Dept. of Sociology.
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Michigan