ERIC Number: ED271434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship between the Perceived Level of Decisional Participation of Secondary School Teachers and Their Job Satisfaction: A Discrepancy Approach. Working Paper No. 272.
Davis, William J.; Frank, Frederick
The Studies of Implementation project is a 3-year longitudinal investigation of planned educational change. The research focuses on the process by which an innovation becomes a pattern of individualized schooling. This study identifies those conditions that promote or retard change and relates them to the modifications they foster. It reports on the results of a study of the relationship between the perceived level of participation and the level of job satisfaction of secondary school teachers. The study: (1) tested the Alutto-Belasco argument that an individuals' desire for increased participation mediates this relationship; (2) tested the validity of the commonly used "summated" scoring procedure for measuring decisional participation; and (3) investigated the utility of defining decisional participation in terms of frequency and extent of involvement. The study follows the direction set by Alutto and Belasco (1972), but extends their work by assessing the practicality of considering decisional participation as bidimensional, consisting of the frequency (rate) and extent (quality) of subordinate involvement. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Individualized Schooling.