Date of Award

Spring 1970

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



First Advisor

Hanlon, James

Second Advisor

Ivanoff, John

Third Advisor

Lennon, John J.


Educational administration is an art and a science which has generated many theories and methods of practice of increasing prominence during the last decade. Conflict between theory and practice has led this writer to pursue the application of theory to practice in the development of an educational administrative inventory tool. The setting chosen for this practical application of administrative theory is the "teaching hospital," since this writer's education and teaching experiences have evolved in and around the teaching hospital. Educational administrative theory, as developed by Dr. James Hanlon, is used as a means of attempting to gain a deeper understanding of what goes on in the teaching hospital organization. The purpose of this study is to develop a Teaching Hospital Organizational Identity and Climate Inventory, based on administrative theory, which should assess the organizational dimensions of the teaching hospital. Instrumentation is needed for administrative diagnosis of the teaching hospital in order to establish priority judgements for decision making in planning and implementing change, The analysis of the responses should lead to a comprehensive description of this teaching hospital's present educational climate and organizational identity. This description should give direction to administrative planning in tho teaching hospital organization. This organization must develop the use of theory in practicing health care and health care educational administration if it is to meet the future intelligently, methodically, and progressively in accordance with the advances of the medical and nursing professions.



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