An investigation of the relationship among teacher personality typologies and perception of organizational climate in secondary schools
This study sought to examine the constructs of organizational climate and the Heath (1964) typology to assess the relationship between professional staff members' perception of organizational climate within secondary schools and their personality. School climate was assessed by the administration of the Organizational Climate Description Questionnaire - Rutgers Secondary, and personality characteristics were identified by the Heath Typology Assessment Instrument. Data were collected in two separate and distinct phases and the results were reported accordingly. The first phase consisted of an availability sampling of subjects holding professional staff positions in secondary schools in Central Florida. The second phase was a school based study of a volunteer sampling of subjects holding professional staff positions. Pearson product-moment correlation, analysis of variance, and post hoc comparision were used to analyze the data. Significant differences were determined at the .05 level. A maximum likelihood interbattery factor analysis was also performed to assess latent dimensionality. Findings indicated significant relationships among personality typologies and perception of climate components. Three interpretable factors (Barricades; Mother Hen; Square Peg) were found to support the first order perception of climate. In addition, specific personality scores were shown to be significantly related to the demographic variables. It was concluded that personality measures and perceived climate dimensions interact to form organizational climate in secondary schools.
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Dziuban, Charles D.
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
College of Education
Administration and Supervision
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Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)
Dissertations, Academic -- Education; Education -- Dissertations, Academic
Pinnell, Ronald L., "An investigation of the relationship among teacher personality typologies and perception of organizational climate in secondary schools" (1989). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4204.