Accession Number : AD0285266

Title :   ADMINISTRATIVE FACTORS AFFECTING SCIENTIFIC PERFORMANCE

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR INST FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : PELZ,DONALD C.

Report Date : SEP 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The Multiple Classification Analysis (MCA) program was applied to study the relationships of 34 questionnaire measures to five performance scores. Because of certain flaws in procedure, only part of the MCA output is meaningful, but the raw data for all measures can legitimately be examined. The data tentatively suggest that scientists perform better when they devote about two-thirds of their time (not more) to technical work, and the rest to teaching or administration. Performance also tends to be high when some time is spent in research, some in development, and a little in technical services--in short, when time is balanced among several technical functions. Better performance occurs when influence on important decisions does not rest solely with the scientist nor any other individual, but is shared with several persons at various levels. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, *SCIENTISTS, DISTRIBUTION, EFFECTIVENESS, JOB ANALYSIS, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, TIME

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE