ERIC Number: ED323899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Observed Relationship between Management Styles and Resource Adequacy.
Lynch, David M.; And Others
This descriptive study surveyed deans (N=142), department chairs (N=392), and faculty (N=1173) to examine their perceptions of the relationship between resource adequacy within institutions of higher education and administrators' management styles. The clusters of variables examined were: (1) management style (use of communication and participation as techniques); (2) funding for professional development (travel expenses for conferences, equipment and book purchases, etc.); and (3) institutional characteristics (student populations, highest degree offered, affiliation). Study results indicated that perceptions of resource adequacy are more closely related to the institutional environment within which faculty work than to administrative management styles; an open management style did not necessarily translate into greater funding for professional development. In addition, the institution's characteristics largely determined resource availability and adequacy, which suggests that bright scholars will be excluded from pursuing their scholarly goals if they are not at the "right" institution. Contains 16 references. (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Deans, Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Role, College Faculty, Collegiality, Department Heads, Educational Resources, Faculty Development, Financial Support, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Interpersonal Communication, Leadership Styles, Professional Development, Resource Allocation, Supervisory Methods
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association (Clearwater Beach, FL, February 15-18, 1990).