A study of the effects of two organizational variables on the perceived need satisfactions of community college vocational administrators in four western states Public Deposited

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  • The purpose of this research was to examine the relationship of two organizational variables, the type of instructional organizational structure and the administrative position level, to the job satisfactions of community college vocational administrators. Specifically, the purposes of this study were to examine the following questions: 1. Does the type of structure have an effect on the perceived need fulfillments or the degree of importance attached to the psychological needs of vocational administrators? 2. Is there a relationship between the administrative level and the perceived need fulfillments or the degree of importance attached to the psychological needs of vocational administrators? Procedures The data for this study were obtained through the use of a questionnaire. The questionnaire utilized sixteen elements based on a Maslow-type need hierarchy system. A total of 73 community colleges in four western states, California, Colorado, Oregon,and Washington, were selected for the study. The sample included 206 vocational education deans, directors, division chairman and department chairman. Upon return of the questionnaire, the data were statistically analyzed through the multi-analysis of variance technique. Conclusions From the results of this study, the following conclusions are reported: 1. The type of community college instructional organizational structure does not appear to be an important organizational variable in determining the extent to which psychological needs are fulfilled. 2. The type of community college instructional organizational structure does not appear to be related to the degree of perceived importance assigned to the psychological needs. 3. The administrative position level does not appear to be related to the degree of perceived importance assigned to the psychological needs. 4. The administrative position level does not appear to be an important variable in determining the extent to which psychological needs are fulfilled. 5. Evidence was found to indicate that size of the institution may be an important variable in determining the degree to which perceived needs are fulfilled and the amount of importance assigned to the psychological needs. 6. All four levels of administrators tended to be similar in the relative ranks they assigned to the importance of the six different psychological need categories.
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