Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

In the Midst of Organizational Change: A Survey of Employee Perceptions Toward Separate Accreditation for Regional Campuses at the University of South Florida
by Moraca, Rhonda S., Ph.D., University of South Florida, 2011, 234; 3481730
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to identify how employees in the University of South Florida System (USF System) perceived changes in their organizations and the system as a result of having separate accreditation for each campus in the USF System. This survey research provided a “snapshot” of employee perceptions at a particular point in time. The study was unique because it provided a picture of the perceptions of employees while each campus was at a different point in the organizational change process. The theoretical concept from Bolman and Deal's (2003) four frame theory was used to develop the dependent variables and capture the perceptions of employees. The four dependent variables were organizational structure, employee relations, inter-campus relationships, and campus identity. Quantitative data were collected using a survey instrument. The data were analyzed by campus, employment category, gender, and years of employment using multivariate analysis of variance to identify significant differences in the means between the categories for each dependent variable. Additional comments provided by the survey respondents were analyzed using qualitative analysis to identify emerging themes during the organizational change process.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Dellow, Donald A.
Commitee: Michaels, Charles E., Sullins, W. Robert, Young, William H., III
School: University of South Florida
Department: Adult, Career and Higher Education
School Location: United States -- Florida
Source: DAI-A 73/02, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Higher Education Administration, Organization Theory
Keywords: Campus identity, Employee relations, Inter-campus relationships, Multi-campus systems, Organizational change
Publication Number: 3481730
ISBN: 978-1-267-01329-3
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