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ERIC Number: ED116279
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Pages: 73
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Task and Employee Oriented Styles of Behavior in Selected Minnesota School Administrators.
Duncan, F. Martin
This study investigates the effect of different leadership styles on the group morale of school employees. The author bases his analysis on data collected from 304 randomly selected Minnesota school district administrators. Administrators were classified as either task-oriented or employee-oriented, according to their responses on the Least Preferred Coworker scale, a 16-item semantic differential scale. Employee group morale was rated by subjects on the 10-item Group Atmosphere scale. Analysis of the data showed a significant difference in group atmosphere between employees under task-oriented administrators and employees under employee-oriented administrators. In addition, administrator orientation appeared to change with increasing years of administrative experience; employee-oriented elementary principals had significantly more years administrative experience and more years in their current position than did task-oriented elementary principals. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota