TITLE

Learning Organization's Characteristics Based on Senge's Model

AUTHOR(S)
Khodayi Matin, E.; Kasraei, K.
PUB. DATE
July 2013
SOURCE
Educational Strategies;Summer2013, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p69
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Aims Nowadays, institutes of higher education encounter new challenges like any other organizations and require fundamental revisions and transformations in order to survive and adapt with the environment. Employing the Learning Organization’s characteristics can be considered as a solution to tackle the issue of environmental pressure in the universities. The present research was conducted aiming at investigating the Senge’s Learning Organization model at the Medical Faculty of Islamic Azad University of Mashhad. Methods This descriptive study was conducted among the faculty members of Islamic Azad University of Mashhad during the academic year 2011-2012 and 97 subjects were randomly selected. The standard questionnaire tool for assessment was in the form of forty items of answering package which were designed on the basis of five-point Likert Scale consisting of personal proficiencies, mental models, shared visions, team learning and systemic thinking. The SPSS 17 software, single-sample T-test and variance analysis were applied to analyze the achieved data. Results The medical school of the Islamic Azad University of Mashhad is in an average level in terms of the learning organization’s characteristics (t=3.22; p=0.008; 3.01±0.65). The usage rate of personal proficiencies (p=0.019), group learning (p=0.05) and systemic thinking (p=0.001) were significant. There was no significant difference between the viewpoints of the faculty members with different degrees regarding the learning organization’s characteristics. Conclusion The status of the medical school of the Islamic Azad University of Mashhad is not in a favorable level as learning organization.
ACCESSION #
90585246

 

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