ERIC Number: ED027480
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Field Study of the Perceptions of Directors' Leader Behavior in Illinois Basic Education Centers.
Stotts, Michael J.
This statewide study involving 11 adult basic education centers in Illinois sought new information on the behavior of full time directors of adult basic education. The Leader Behavior Description Questionnaire (LBDQ) was administered to all teachers and administrators in the centers in response to these questions: "How does the director behave," and "How should the director behave." Twelve dimensions of leader behavior were measured. Tests of significance were computed for variance within and between groups. On all but three variables, teachers and directors basically agreed on how a director does behave. On directors' self descriptions, mean scores showed ideal leader behavior to be scaled higher than real leader behavior. Significant differences appeared on eight variables when variance was analyzed using the self descriptions. Teacher expectations of directors' leader behavior tested for significance on ten variables. Teachers' standards, then, for leader behavior were consistently higher than teachers' perceptions of the directors' actual leader behavior. (The LBDQ, an interviewer guide, an information sheet, seven tables, and nine references are included.) (author.ly)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield. Dept. of Adult Education.
Identifiers: Illinois; Leader Behavior Description Questionnaire