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ERIC Number: ED156962
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 17
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Orientation to Authority in the Domiciliary.
Waldrop, Robert; And Others
Though the adjustment of domiciliary residents has been studied with personality inventories derived from personality theory and from psychiatric classification systems, there is a need to study the adjustment of residents with instruments derived from organizational theory. Gordon reported that domiciliary residents had high scores on the Work Environment Preference Schedule (WEPS), reflecting their adjustment to a highly structured organization. This study was carried out to determine whether 121 domiciliary residents with high scores were indeed rated by their supervisors as functioning more effectively in terms of supervisors' rating on the Adjective Check List (ACL). Residents with high Total scores and high scores on the Traditionalism component were given ACL ratings indicating that they were seen as having less achievement, dominance, endurance, and order. It was estimated that a high score on the Total WEPS and on the Traditionalism component does not represent successful adaptation to organizational authority, but a rigid, unquestioning attitude. Individuals with such unquestioning attitudes may adapt relatively successfully in a nonchanging organization; however, the rigidity of their belief systems prevents them from making changes and they are more likely than others to have failures in adaptation and to require assistance, including domiciliation. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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