Abstract: Approach to organizational health from the view point of schools’ dynamism and survey for their improvement have marked scientific advantages. Then the present study has executed to survey organizational health status of male high schools in Ardabil province. The organizational health was conceptualized on the basis of Hoy. Conceptualization as a construct consisting seven dimensions including institutional integrity, principal influence, consideration, initiating structure, resource support, morale and academic emphasis. The Statistical population of current study composed of all male teachers of public high schools of Ardabil province in the academic year 2006-2007. The number of teachers was 1935 in 359 high schools in the 19 educational districts. From among these, the statistical sample of 350 public high school male teachers was selected according to multi-stage sampling on the basis of Cochran formula and Kregcie-Morgan table. The research method is descriptive and OHI-S questionnaire has been used to collect data. The result of data analysis indicates that the mean of organizational health, tripe levels and its seven dimensions are significantly higher than conceptual mean (mean that is acquirable in questionnaire). However, when the school was selected as analysis unit the organizational health was yet lower than conceptual mean among 34% of high schools and health of seven dimensions were lower than conceptual mean among 34-49% of high schools too (as is explained in the results). Also, comparison of standard scores’ mean showed that there is significant difference between high schools with high and low health in the seven dimensions of organizational health and organizational health profile of these 2 groups is locating above and under the mean line.
A. Zahed Babelan , M. Askarian , M. Behrangi and E. Naderi , 2008. A Survey of the Organizational Health Status of Male High Schools in Ardabil Province. The Social Sciences, 3: 448-454.