ERIC Number: ED151967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Effects of School Management Systems Upon the Self-Actualization of Students and Teachers.
Harckham, Laura D.; McCauley, Virginia M.
The purpose of this study was to measure and compare the level of self-actualization of 199 secondary school teachers and 195 secondary school students and to compare the organizational systems operating in these 20 secondary schools. The study specifically ascertained the extent to which the self-actualizing needs of the teachers and students had been gratified in each type of organizational system. The Personal Orientation Inventory was used to measure degree of self-actualization; the Profile of a School was used to determine the management system and the degree to which authoritarian or participative patterns of leader and group behavior were employed. It was hypothesized that the more participative the management system of a school was, the greater the self-actualization of the teachers and students would be. This hypothesis was generally confirmed. The authors conclude that successful school management, as measured by teacher and student self-actualization, is contingent not only on experience but on a willingness to examine and adopt new management techniques and styles. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Ontario, March 27-31, 1978); Tables may be marginally legible due to light print; Best copy available