ERIC Number: ED105578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
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Decision-Making Administrative Behavior: Field-Centered Profile of the Urban School Principal.
Cuttitta, Frederick F.
This paper describes an attempt to develop a theoretical model to guide the collection and interpretation of empirical data related to the administrative behavior of school principals. The author selects Griffith's decision-making theory as the conceptual framework for a study of the administrative behaviors of a group of New York City principals. A feedback system utilizing administrative interns as participant-observers is described, and four categories of decision-making behavior are identified. Although no attempt is made to mold these sets of behaviors into a competency format, the author suggests that his model fosters systematic study of the relationships between given decision-making patterns and the achievement of organizational objectives. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)