Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An Analysis of Organizational Factors as Predictors of Performance in Public Libraries
by Machie, Juliet, Ed.D., Grand Canyon University, 2019, 202; 27735096
Abstract (Summary)

This quantitative, correlational study applied multiple linear regression to analyze data, to determine if organizational factors predicted performance in public library organizations in the United States. The study’s population was a purposive sample of public library directors in the United States. To answer the study’s research question, the Burke-Litwin Organizational Assessment Survey was administered online to the study’s sample, using Survey Monkey. Results from the study inferred that organizational factors predict performance. The analysis results indicated that 72% of the total variation in performance can be explained by the four predictor variables—mission and strategy, structure, systems, and culture. However, all of the study’s predictor variables did not statistically significantly predict performance. The predictors, mission and strategy (t(53) = 1.298, p = 0.200) and systems (t(53) = 1.427, p = 0.159), did not statistically significantly contribute to the model. The predictors structure (t(53) = 2.480, p = 0.016) and culture t(53) = 4.450, p < 0.001) contributed statistically significantly to the model. This study addressed a gap in empirical knowledge, in the analysis of relationships between organizational performance and individual or a holistic view of organizational factors. Further, this study has implications for practice, as it affirms the articulation of the library enterprise as grounded on the fabric of change and recurrent regeneration of organizational factors for optimal performance.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Nicholson, Briana
Commitee: Yocum, Russell, Randall, Erich W., Casteel, Alex
School: Grand Canyon University
Department: College of Doctoral Studies
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 81/7(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Organizational behavior, Management, Library science
Keywords: Culture, Mission and strategy, Organizational factors, Organizational performance, Structure, Systems
Publication Number: 27735096
ISBN: 9781392573716
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