ERIC Number: ED129342
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-23
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of the Management System at St. Petersburg Junior College Using Likert's Profile.
Pesuth, F. X.
A study was conducted at St. Petersburg Junior College (Florida) to determine the level of congruency of current perceptions and future expectations regarding organizational climate, of faculty, professional career personnel, and upper-level supervisors. Also surveyed were first-level supervisors' beliefs of their subordinates' perceptions of organizational climate. A sample of 150 college personnel was surveyed using the Likert Profile of Organizational Climate, Form T. A response rate of 63.3% was achieved. It was found that perceptions and expectations between groups varied, and that overall, perceptions of organizational climate were incongruent. Professional personnel and faculty perceived the organization to be more Benevolent Authoritative than did the other groups who perceived the organization to be more Consultative. All of the groups held expectations that, for the future, the organization would become more Participative. As a result of the study, it was recommended that a series of Organizational Development interventions be planned as a way of managing change to reduce the degree of incongruency of perceptions. Also recommended was periodic testing of the organizational climate. The survey instrument and references are appended. (Author/JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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