Date of Award
Doctor of Education
Educational Administration and Supervision
Orin B. Graff
Education in American finds its challenge in the following quotation: “The paramount goal of the United States was set long ago. It is to guard the rights of the individual, to ensure his development, and to enlarge his opportunity.” These statements constituting the first two sentences of the introduction to Goals for Americans are fraught with significance for all phases of education. The central focus of the present study is no exception. It is important that the organizational climate within a school foster such a goal and that the administrator attach maximum importance to such an objective. Otherwise, there will be created a situation devoid of the strength of real democratic endeavor. The problem of the present study centered on the identification of “Correlates of Administrative Behavior and Organizational Climate” and sought (1) to determine the relationship between the administrative behavior of an elementary school principle (as assessed by the instruments—the Tennessee Rating Guide, 1961 Edition, and the Tennessee Rating Guide, 1961 Edition, and the Tennessee Rating Guide: Adjectival Checklist) and the ranking of his school on overall morale, (2) to determine the relationship between the organizational climate of his school (as assessed by the Organizational Climate Description Questionnaire, Form III) and the ranking of his school on overall morale, and (3) to determine the relationship between the two instruments.
Coker, Phyllis U., "Correlates of administrative behavior and organizational climate. " PhD diss., University of Tennessee, 1962.