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ERIC Number: ED002951
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 181
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ROLE CONFLICTS OF SCHOOL PRINCIPALS.
GROSS, NEAL; AND OTHERS
THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO ISOLATE THE ROLE CONFLICTS TO WHICH SCHOOL PRINCIPALS ARE EXPOSED, THE METHODS USED TO RESOLVE THEM, AND THE FREQUENCY WITH WHICH THEY OCCUR. THE SOCIAL MATRIX OF ROLE CONFLICT IS BASED ON DIFFERING EXPECTATIONS OF COGNITIVE BEHAVIOR INTERPRETATIONS. THUS, WHEN PARENTS, STUDENTS, TEACHERS, OTHER ADMINISTRATORS, AND OTHERS WITH WHOM THE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL WORKS AND ASSOCIATES HOLD CONFLICTING EXPECTATIONS FOR THE PRINCIPAL'S BEHAVIOR, HE WOULD BE CONFRONTED WITH A SITUATION OF ROLE CONFLICT. THE DATA CONSISTED PRIMARILY OF OVER 500 INDIVIDUAL PRINCIPAL REPORTS OF THE CONFLICTS THEY EXPERIENCED AND OF THEIR GENERAL SCHOOL SITUATIONS. THIS REPORT REPRESENTS THE LAST OF FOUR MONOGRAPHS THAT PRESENTED THE FINDINGS OF THE NATIONAL PRINCIPALSHIP STUDY, "A COMPREHENSIVE INVESTIGATION OF THE ROLE OF SCHOOL PRINCIPALS IN PUBLIC EDUCATION." THREE SPECIFIC SETS OF COUNTER-POSITIONS WERE INVESTIGATED--(1) TEACHERS AND PARENTS, (2) TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS, AND (3) TEACHERS VERSUS OTHER TEACHERS. EXPOSURE TO TEACHER-PARENT CONFLICT WAS MOST FREQUENTLY REPORTED BY THE PRINCIPALS, AND SECONDARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS SHOWED MORE EXPOSURE TO CONFLICTS FOR ALL SETS OF COUNTER-POSITIONS THAN ELEMENTARY PRINCIPALS. MEN PRINCIPALS WERE FOUND TO BE MORE FREQUENTLY EXPOSED TO ROLE CONFLICT THAN WOMEN IN THIS AREA. CONFLICT ALSO TENDED TO DECREASE THE AMOUNT OF JOB SATISFACTION AND TO INCREASE OCCUPATIONAL WORRIES FOR BOTH SEXES. THE FINDINGS OF THIS STUDY INDICATED THE NEED FOR FURTHER SYSTEMATIC EXAMINATIONS OF THE DETERMINANTS AND EFFECTS OF ROLE CONFLICTS FOR ALL ORGANIZATIONS. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Graduate School of Education.
Identifiers: CAMBRIDGE; MASSACHUSETTS