The influence of person-organization values congruency and organizational culture type on performance behavior: An investigation of six Southern California high schools

by Branstrator, Harold H., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2008, 125 pages; 3304431


The problem examined in this study is that failure to align employee and organizational values creates a more bureaucratic culture that tends to limit employee authority, autonomy, and morale and among certain professionals, may lead to less productive performance. The participants in this study are teachers from six high schools in southern California. The study is a quantitative assessment of organizational culture. The data collection instrument is the Organizational Culture Profile (OCP). This study contributes to the body of knowledge regarding the relationship between person-organization congruency and performance in business organizations by statistically demonstrating that there is a correlation between P-O values congruency and performance. Data also suggests that some schools with greater P-O fit are less bureaucratic. The findings suggest that school districts should address P-O fit in order to improve student performance on API scores. School boards should utilize the OCP to determine P-O fit as part of their hiring process and in order to increase productivity. The OCP may be utilized by districts to determine where P-O fit is not aligned and utilize this information to develop strategic planning that will increase P-O fit and therefore productivity. School administrations should develop characteristics of less bureaucratic cultures such as supportiveness, innovation, and performance orientation in their organizations in order to improve performance.

AdviserLisa M. Barrow
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsManagement; Educational administration
Publication Number3304431

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