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Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Educational Administration and Higher Education

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This study developed an evaluation instrument profiling selected components identified in the Getzels-Guba Theoretical Model of a Social System. The instrument targeted public school districts with enrollments of 5000 students or less applying the components of the Model. These components were often not included in the assessment procedures or programs of school districts, but were the phenomena of an informal and highly neglected area of evaluation with respect to school organization. The study surveyed teacher attitudes toward their organization using the components of identity, loyality, communication, teamwork, security and purpose; The research of the literature was unsuccessful in revealing a validated instrument similar in criteria to the Getzels-Guba Model. As a result, an instrument and accompanying profile was developed and validated. A battery of questions was designed, incorporating the selected interaction components, surveying areas of interest or concern teachers perceived relating to their school organization. These interest or areas of concern included involvement in decision-making, school operation, and planning; The questionnaire was validated by Factor Analysis and One-way, Two-way, and Three-way Factor Experiment Analysis of Variance. Response weights or Factor Scores were compared to response correlation determined by Factor Rotation, thereby extracting or retrieving those responses important and significant to 607 teachers in Thirteen (13) school districts in Idaho, California, and Nevada; The research results validated a questionnaire and accompanying profile based upon the interaction elements of a theoretical model. It surveyed teacher attitudes in relationship to role compatability with the organization, organization stability, and confidence in administrative leadership. As a result, district administrators were provided an evaluation of the human elements of the organization indicating varying degrees of effectiveness in goal and objective attainment.


Developing; District; Model; Organizational; Profile; School; Small; Theoretical; Utilizing

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School management and organization

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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