ERIC Number: ED026705
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
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Relationship between Certain Staff Characteristics and Measures of Holding Power and Expenditure.
Wilbur, Thomas P.
IAR-Research Bulletin, v8 n2 Feb 1968
This study examines the relationship of 40 factors of elementary (K-6) and high school (10-12) staffs to measures of school system holding power and to net current expenditure per pupil. The staff data were collected in 1962 from a sample of 68 districts, and the holding power data were collected later from the same districts. The data are treated statistically in three steps: (1) The percentage of staff falling in each index of every factor is determined for both sets of data (K-6 and 10-12), (2) the percentage falling in each index is correlated with holding power and expenditure, and (3) the indices are combined, so that every possible combination is added and correlated with holding power and expenditure. Five factors show a significant and logical relationship: origin of staff, travel, literary interest, college training, and professional interest. The factors age, distance lived from work, intent to remain in present position, sex, marital status, number of school age children, children in parental family, residence while a college student, and level of father's education show a significant relationship but have no logical theoretical explanation. The results generally parallel those of similar studies. (HW)
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Inst. of Administrative Research.