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ERIC Number: ED521632
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 58
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1242-2108-3
The Relationship of Bureaucratic Structure to School Climate: An Exploratory Factor Analysis of Construct Validity
Lennon, Patricia A.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, St. John's University (New York), School of Education and Human Services
This researcher examined the relationship of bureaucratic structure to school climate by means of an exploratory factor analysis of a measure of bureaucracy developed by Hoy and Sweetland (2000) and the four dimensional measure of climate developed by Hoy, Smith, and Sweetland (2002). Since there had been no other empirical studies whose authors tied the constructs of bureaucratic structure and climate together, this researcher addresses the gap in this literature. Permission was given to use the data collected by Casella (2006) from teachers in the NEA of New York State. They were administered the Enabling Structure Scale (ESS) and the Organizational Climate Index (OCI). An exploratory principle components analysis revealed that the four dimensional orthogonal structure of climate reported by Hoy's OCI was not supported and the uni-dimensional bi-polar view of structural bureaucracy was in fact two separate constructs of enabling and coercive forms of bureaucracy. Finally, the construct of enabling structure was identical to the climate dimension labeled collegial leadership by Hoy, Smith, and Sweetland. These findings support a call for a revision of the theoretical relationship between climate and bureaucracy. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York