ERIC Number: ED323651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
An Inter-Battery Analysis of Organization Climate and Personality.
Pinnell, Ronald; And Others
The relationship between secondary school professional staff perceptions of school climate and their respective personalities is examined in this study. The Organizational Climate Description Questionnaire-Rutgers Secondary (OCDQ-RS) and the Heath Typology Assessment Instrument (HTAI) were administered to 232 secondary teachers to assess organizational climate and subjects' personality styles. Findings suggest that a school faculty with a significant proportion of teachers who share a particular personality type (X, Y, or Z) will affect the school's organizational climate. A school with a predominantly type X faculty reflects frustration; type Y, constraint; and type Z, alienation. A conclusion is that differences in individual personalities predispose differences in individual perceptions of environment. Three statistical tables and an extensive bibliography are included. (LMI)
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 (Boston, MA, April 16-20, 1990).