ERIC Number: ED150713
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship Between Organizational Behavior and Elementary Principal Role Conflict and Ambiguity.
Caldwell, William E.; Doremus, Daniel B.
This study investigated the relationships between the organizational behavior perceptions of superintendents and elementary principals and the amount of role conflict and ambiguity expressed by elementary principals. A sample of 74 nonurban school districts yielded a total of 343 administrator respondents. The study analyzed relationships between the administrative roles of superintendents, assistant superintendents, directors of elementary education, elementary principals, and elementary building principals. The data analyses revealed significant relationships between superintendents and principal organizational behavior perceptions and the amount of elementary principal role conflict and ambiguity. An additional finding was that there is a negative relationship between open organizational behavior and the level of administrative position. The findings also support the research of behavioral scientists in recommending a higher level of participatory management in order to overcome the reduction of perceived autonomy in lower levels of management. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Ontario, March 27-31, 1978)