ERIC Number: ED434398
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Organizational Health of the Secondary Schools in Turkey and Changes Needed.
This paper explores the opinions of teachers and principals in Bolu, Turkey, with regard to the organizational health of their schools. It outlines an organizational inventory to determine each school's health profile and examines whether teachers' opinions of the organizational health of their schools are affected by teachers' gender, branch, job experience, working years at the same schools, and level of education. Following a pilot study, an organizational health inventory was developed across five dimensions: organizational leadership, organizational integrity, environmental interaction, organizational identity, and organizational product. The inventory was then distributed to 810 teachers and administrators; 485 questionnaires were returned and used for data analysis. The results revealed a significant difference between the opinions of teachers and administrators as they relate to organizational leadership, organizational integrity, internal and external interaction, and organizational products. However, there was no significant difference between the two groups on organizational identity. An important finding was the difference in opinions regarding organizational health. It suggests that administrators can look at the organizational health profile of their schools to obtain clues on problems and matters requiring change. It is recommended that schools with low health scores develop improvement plans. (Contains 26 references.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences (2nd, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 2-4, 1999).