ERIC Number: ED152717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The On-Site Implementer of Educational Innovations: An Examination of the Interaction Between the Role and the Personality of the Incumbents.
Mitroff, Donna D.
This is a study of the on-site implementer role--a linking role between developers and users of educational innovations. Using individual personality characteristics as the independent variable, an investigation of interactions between role incumbent's personal role definitions and organizationally given role definitions was undertaken. Results indicate discrepancies between personality characteristics of role incumbents and role behaviors expected, significant differences in the utilization of time by different personality types; and marked differences between formal role definitions and personal role conceptions. Implications of findings for selection and training of personnel, as well as for role design, are offered. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting, American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Canada, March 27-31, 1978)