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ERIC Number: ED016305
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Aug
Pages: 228
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Reference Count: 0
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THE LEVEL OF OCCUPATIONAL ASPIRATION OF MEN SCHOOL PRINCIPALS. NATIONAL PRINCIPALSHIP STUDY SERIES, MONOGRAPH 6. FINAL REPORT.
GROSS, NEAL; AND OTHERS
A SIXTH AND FINAL PHASE OF A NATIONAL PRINCIPALSHIP STUDY, BASED ON DATA OBTAINED FROM 382 MALE PRINCIPALS IN 41 LARGE CITY SCHOOL SYSTEMS, WAS DESIGNED TO EVALUATE THE LEVEL OF OCCUPATIONAL ASPIRATION (LOA) OF MALE SCHOOL PRINCIPALS, DEFINED AS THEIR DESIRE TO ATTAIN HIGHER LEVEL ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS IN SCHOOL SYSTEMS. THE STUDY AIMED PRIMARILY TO ISOLATE SOCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS SERVING AS DETERMINANTS OF LOA AND TO EXAMINE THE EFFECTS OF LOA ON THE ROLE PERFORMANCE OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATORS AND THE FUNCTIONING OF THEIR SCHOOLS. TWENTY-TWO FINDINGS SUMMARIZE THE EXTENT TO WHICH STATISTICAL ANALYSIS REVEALED FIVE CATEGORIES OF VARIABLES AS DETERMINANTS OF LOA--(1) SOCIAL IDENTITIES (AGE, RACE, RELIGION, SOCIOECONOMIC BACKGROUND, HIGHEST ACADEMIC DEGREE, SCHOOL LEVEL), (2) CAREER DECISIONS AND EXPERIENCES, (3) JOB SATISFACTION, (4) SELF-CONCEPTIONS AND VALUE ORIENTATIONS, AND (5) ROLE AND ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE. LOA WAS NOT SIGNIFICANTLY RELATED TO ROLE PERFORMANCE OF PRINCIPALS OR TO ORGANIZATIONAL FUNCTIONING OF SCHOOLS. SIX FINDINGS SUMMARIZE THE EXTENT TO WHICH PRINCIPALS DESIRE ASSIGNMENT TO VARIOUS HIGHER ADMINISTRATIVE POSTS. EA 001 115 IS THE FIFTH DOCUMENT IN THIS SERIES. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Graduate School of Education.
Identifiers: CAMBRIDGE