ERIC Number: ED456687
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr-10
Reference Count: N/A
Attitudes toward Public Administration Education, Professional Role Perceptions and Political Values among the Public Administrators in an American State--Kentucky. Research Report.
Mohapatra, Manindra K.; Rose, Bruce; Woods, Don A.; Lake, Gashaw
The analyses reported are based on a computerized set of survey research data from an archived database containing responses of 1,456 state public administrators in Kentucky to a mail survey conducted in 1987-1989. Using this data, researchers analyzed attitudes toward public administration among these public administrators, the professional role perceptions of these administrators, and the political values of these public administrators. This sample of administrators was generally supportive of the university degree programs in Public Administration, and thought that public administrators, regardless of their areas of specialization, should have some education and training in public administration. These administrators perceived their roles as public service professionals, and emphasized the need for public administrators to join professional organizations to keep up with current developments in the profession. Three political value typologies were identified in this sample: enthusiast, ambivalent, and rejector. (Contains 8 tables and 18 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute. Center for Governmental Services.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky