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ERIC Number: ED015528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jul
Pages: 88
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Reference Count: 0
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PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS OF SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS IN RELATION TO THEIR WILLINGNESS TO ACCEPT INNOVATION IN EDUCATION.
JOHNSON, HOMER M.; AND OTHERS
TO DETERMINE WHETHER A CORRELATION EXISTS BETWEEN PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS OF SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS AND THEIR WILLINGNESS TO IMPLEMENT INNOVATIONS IN EDUCATION, CATTELL'S 16 P.F. QUESTIONNAIRE AND A THREE-PART SCALE ON INNOVATION WERE EMPLOYED TO GATHER DATA FROM 93 IDAHO SUPERINTENDENTS AND 71 SUPERINTENDENTS FROM 12 OTHER STATES WHO HAD BEEN IDENTIFIED AS INNOVATORS. BOTH THE COMPOSITE INNOVATION SCORE AND THE EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE SCORE WERE FOUND TO BE SIGNIFICANTLY RELATED TO THE 16 PERSONALITY FACTORS. HIGH AND LOW INNOVATIVE SUPERINTENDENTS WERE FOUND TO DIFFER SIGNIFICANTLY ON SIX PERSONALITY FACTORS. THE STUDY CONCLUDED THAT (1) THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT CORRELATION BETWEEN PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS OF SUPERINTENDENTS AND THEIR WILLINGNESS TO ACCEPT AND IMPLEMENT CHANGE IN EDUCATION, AND (2) THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS OF THE HIGH AND THE LOW INNOVATIVE SUPERINTENDENTS. HIGH INNOVATIVE SUPERINTENDENTS ARE MORE OUTGOING, ASSERTIVE, VENTURESOME, IMAGINATIVE, EXPERIMENTING, AND RELAXED THAN LOW INNOVATIVE SUPERINTENDENTS. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan.
Identifiers: Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire; Utah (Logan)