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ERIC Number: ED104002
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 22
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Public-School Districts' Bureaucracy Level and Teachers' Work Motivation Attitudes.
Patton, Marcus S.; Miskel, Cecil
This study investigated two models of organizational and individual interaction to discover which model better describes the relationship between the degree of bureaucracy in school organizations and the work motivation of teachers within those institutions. Argyris (1973) posited that bureaucracy has a negative relationship to employee work motivation, while Getzels and Guba (1957) suggested that organizational expectations and individual needs are separate and independent factors that interact in a social system. Employee motivation data were gathered from a sample of 297 teachers in nine school districts, using a modified Work Components Study. Data gathered from central office staff and school district records were used to calculate the degree of bureaucracy in each district. Analysis of the data revealed no significant relationship between the degree of school district bureaucracy and teachers' scores on intrinsic motivational factors, risk propensity factors, and extrinsic motivational factors. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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