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Title: A STUDY OF ORGANIZATIONAL CLIMATE OF SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN SOUTHERN ETHIOPIA
Authors: Zebene, Gelaglie
Advisors: Dr. Zaudneh Yimtatu
Keywords: ORGANIZATIONAL CLIMATE
SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN SOUTHERN ETHIOPIA
Copyright: Jun-1996
Date Added: 28-Nov-2012
Publisher: AAU
Abstract: The purposes of this study were (1) to assess the organizational climate of senior secondary schools in Southern Ethiopia and to determine if differences exist among the schools in their level of openness and teachers' intimacy, and (2) to determine if some variables such as staff size, principals and teachers personality characteristics (sex, age, length of teaching and administrative experiences, level of education and field of specialization) have relationships with senior secondary school openness and teachers' intimacy. The data were collected from documents and through questionnaire and inte~ew with 393 teachers and 12 school principals. Various statistical techniques such as Cronbach's alpha coefficient, chi- square, ANOVA and Scheffe' test were used to analyse the data. I The outcome of the data analysisrevealed significant differences among the senior secondary schools in their level of openness and teachers' intimacy. The study also indicated that most of the senior secondary schools had less open climate and low intimacy of teachers. On the whole, the results disclosed that staff size and some of principals' personality characteristics (age, length of administrative experience and field of specialization) had significant relationships with senior secondary school openness. Moreover, the findings showed significant association between staff size, principals' field of specialization and senior secondary school teachers' intimacy. Finally, constant assessment and practices associated with fostering positive climate to develop harmonious working relationship among the staff members, the formation and utilization of a small group of staff advisory council in schools, maintenance of reduced staff size, boosting the morale of principals and teachers, and further investigation as to why principals with training in EDAD tend to develop less favorable school climate were forwarded as major recommendations in order to improve the organizational climate of the senior secondary schools.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4091
Appears in:Thesis - Educational Leadership & Management

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