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Abstract

The major purpose of this study was to determine if the perceptions of Iowa senior high school principals and those of their teachers differed significantly when applied to 11 categories of administrative performance. The study also describes the relationship between principals' willingness to participate in 11 hypothetical in-service programs and the assessment principals make of their performance in 11 categories of administrative performance. The study utilized the Educational Administrator Effectiveness Profile (EAEP) instrument to assess perceptions of administrative performance. The instrument is produced by Human Synergistics, an international management consulting firm, under a grant from the Danforth Foundation. A total of 566 individual assessments were included in the study. Completed survey instruments were received from 96 senior high school principals in Iowa, and from 470 teachers. The chi-square test of independence was used to determine if significant differences at the.05 level existed between the perceptions of principals and teachers in the 11 categories contained on the EAEP instrument. Significant differences were evident between principals' and teachers' perceptions of principal performance in 10 of the 11 categories. In order to determine the relationship between principals' willingness to participate in 11 hypothetical in-service programs and the assessment principals make of their performance in the 11 categories of the EAEP instrument, rank order correlations were calculated for each principal. These correlations were transformed using Fisher's Logarithmic Transformation of r. This transformation resulted in a z score of 1.1473,which is lower that the critical z value at the.05 level of significance (1.96). Therefore, the researcher concluded that there is no relationship between a measure of principal's willingness to participate in in-service programs and the assessments principals make of their administrative performance.

Year of Submission

1987

Degree Name

Doctor of Education

Department

Department of Educational Administration and Counseling

First Advisor

James E. Albrecht

Date Original

12-1987

Object Description

1 PDF file (vii, 143 pages)

Language

EN

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application/pdf

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