ERIC Number: ED114015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Leadership Factors Influencing the Performance of Educational Institutions. Final Report.
Fiedler, Fred E.
This document is the summary report of a study having as its main objectives: (1) an intensive study of organizational and group-structural factors influencing the research and teaching effectiveness of individual faculty members and their relations to the students; (2) research investigating the effect of academic area and technology on organizational structure and functions in effective and ineffective departments; (3) a cross-institutional study of academic institutions involving large and small, private and public colleges and universities, as well as community colleges. Data were collected from two major sources: the University of Washington and community colleges in the University of Washington area. Discussed are educational goals and trends, correlates of performance in community colleges, situational characteristics relevant to leadership, and research methods of the study. Tables include: (1) an analysis of faculty time spent; (2) correlations between satisfaction with the department atmosphere and satisfaction with particular facets of department functions; (3) correlation between satisfaction with the department administration and satisfaction with particular facets of department functions; (4) stepwise regression coefficients for college performance on liberal arts programs; (5) most and least preferred goals of faculty, administrators, and board members; correlations between community college divisions' performance and organizational characteristics. Appendixes contain a reprint of interim reports and of the questionnaire used to collect the data. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A