Title

The Relationship Between Organizational Climate and Student Academic Achievement, Student Attendance, and Student Needs

Author

Lindsey Moore

Date of Award

1991

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Department

Educational Studies and Research

First Advisor

Hampton Wiliams

Advisor Department

Educational Studies and Research

Abstract

This study investigated organizational climate as perceived by students and its relationship with student academic achievement, student attendance, and student needs in a large southern urban school district. Subjects for this study included 471 tenth grade students. Seven high schools were utilized for this study. Organizational climate was determined using the Stern's Elementary and Secondary School Index. Student academic achievement was determined using student's total battery mean national stanine score from the California Achievement Test. Student attendance was based on total days present during the 1989-90 school year. Student needs were determined using the Stern's Activities Index. Four hypotheses were advanced and tested using multiple regression analysis. Two hypotheses were accepted and two were not accepted. The following conclusions resulted: (a) There was a significant composite relationship between organizational climate and student academic achievement, student attendance, and student needs. (b) There was no significant independent relationship between organizational climate and student academic achievement. (c) There was no significant independent relationship between organizational climate and student attendance. (d) There was a significant independent relationship between organizational climate and student needs.