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Title: A Study Of Organizationa L Climate Of Senior Secondåry Schools In Southern Ethiopia
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: . Zaudneh Yimtatu, (Dr)
Zebene., Gelaglie.
Keywords: secondary schools in Southem Ethiopia
Issue Date: Jun-1996
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: The purposes of this study were (1) to assess the organizational climatcä' senior secondary schools in Southem 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 interview with 393 teachers and 12 school principals. Various statistical techniques such as Cronbach`s alpha coeflicient, chi- square, ANOVA and Scheflfe” test were used to analyse the data. The outcome of the data analysis revealed 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 worldng relationship among the staff members, the formation and utilization of a small group of staff advisory council in schools, maizítenance of reduced staff size, boosting the morale of principals and teachers, and fiirther 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.
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