عنوان مقاله [English]
Objective: The present study was performed to determine the attitudes of Mazandaran Province
public librarians towards the structural and behavior barriers of participative management.
Methodology: In this study, the data was collected by questionnaire. The society was all of the
Mazandaran province public librarians. Kruskal–Wallis test and Mann–Whitney U test were
used for of the hypothesis and Wallis and Friedman tests was used for answering the questions.
Findings: The present study indicates that there is significant relationship between the attitudes
of the public librarians towards the participative management, considering the sex, experiences,
organizational position level of education and study field. Also Friedman test showed that lack of
official ranking in accordance with the mean level of 4.92 as the first priority and as a main
structural barrier in executing the participative management in the public libraries, and use of
wrong procedures and wrong individual instructions with mean level of 4.82 as the first priority
and as one of the main behavior barrier in performing the participative management.
Conclusion: The present study considers special attention to the public librarians and the results
of the survey could help the managers, and library administrators and the librarians in successful
performing of the participative management and releasing the barriers.
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