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ERIC Number: ED360336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Pages: 30
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The School Work Culture Profile: A Factorial Analysis and Strategy.
Johnson, William L.; And Others
School culture has recently emerged as a framework for the study and interpretation of the structure and development of schools. This paper reviews a work culture productivity model and reports the development of a culture instrument. The School Work Culture Profile (SWCP) is a staff perceptions instrument on which school work culture is operationalized with 60 statements pertaining to existing work practices in a school, rated on a 5-point Likert scale. Early versions of the SWCP had been tested in pilot studies, including an investigation of content validity with 17 experts. The sample of subjects (n=498) for this study included 169 elementary school teachers, 140 middle school teachers, and 189 high school teachers. The Statistical Analysis System principal components program was used to examine factorial validity. The use of second-order component analysis shows areas of generalization across primary factors. Results indicate that the SWCP will provide a reliable profile of a school's strengths and weaknesses in its work culture. Three tables present study findings, and an appendix contains the statements from the profile. Contains 46 references. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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