ERIC Number: ED214898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
A Causal Analysis of Satisfaction, Performance, Work Environment and Leadership in Selected Secondary Schools. A Study of Schooling in the United States. Technical Report Series, No. 31
Daly, Richard E.
This study investigated the concept of organizational effectiveness as proposed by Rensis Likert and his colleagues at the University of Michigan. The study focused on the causal relationship between the model's variables and on how the model could be used to analyze problems in secondary school educational administration. Data for this study were obtained from the "A Study of Schooling" (SOS) research project. The problem and its setting are examined in the first chapter of this report. Chapter II provides an overview of the general literature on organizational effectiveness. Chapter III presents an overview of the SOS, and actual data sources used in this study are examined. Chapter IV discusses the analysis of Subproblem One, which deals with the operationalization of the Likert model and examination of the internal consistency of the resultant formulation. Chapter V discusses the analysis of Subproblem Two, which tests the causal model as specified from Subproblem One. Chapter VI discusses the results of Subproblem Three, which proposes and tests alternative causal models derived from the initial Likert conceptualization. Chapter VII summarizes the study's findings and presents recommendations for theoreticians and practitioners. It was found that Likert's model could be operationalized with the data obtained from SOS, although a modified version of the Likert model did not fit the SOS data. Results also indicated that a better causal model could be developed. Tables, figures, and appendices present data analyzed for this report, and a bibliography of over 300 publications is included. (CJ)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute for Development of Educational Activities, Dayton, OH.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Graduate School of Education