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Organizational Climate of Institutions of Higher Education [microform] : Construct Determination and Relationship to Organizational Effectiveness Criteria. ASHE 1987 Annual Meeting Paper / E. Thomas Moran and J. Fredericks Volkwein
Bib ID 5478636
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Moran, E. Thomas
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1987 
54 p. 

Organizational climate was examined at nine, four-year public colleges, using data from 2,397 respondents. All were multi-purpose colleges ranging in size from 2,000 to 11,000 students. Data were obtained from the Higher Education Management Institutes' (HEMI) data bank. The HEMI questionnaire section on organizational climate, which is appended, was used. Findings include: (1) climate had relevance at the organizational level in that it distinguished organizations from one another, but sub-units, particularly workgroups related to departments, accounted for the largest proportion of variance; (2) administrators had significantly and consistently more positive perceptions of organizational climate than did faculty; and (3) organizations with comparatively more positive climates displayed greater "adequacy of performance focus," based on institutional goal clarity, supervisory performance standards, and performance- based evaluations. In seven of the nine institutions, significant differences between the climate scores of administrators and faculty were found, and in all seven the scores of administrators were higher than those of faculty. Implications for theory and administrative practice are discussed. (SW)


ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (San Diego, CA, February 14-17, 1987).

Educational level discussed: Higher Education.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Administrator Attitudes.  |  Administrators.  |  College Faculty.  |  Comparative Analysis.  |  Departments.  |  Evaluation Criteria.  |  Higher Education.  |  Organizational Climate.  |  Organizational Effectiveness.  |  Organizational Theories.  |  Public Colleges.  |  Questionnaires.  |  School Effectiveness.  |  Teacher Attitudes.  |  ASHE Annual Meeting
Form/genre Reports, Research.  |  Speeches/Meeting Papers.  |  Tests/Questionnaires.
Other authors/contributors Volkwein, J. Fredericks, author
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