ERIC Number: ED028498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
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Research on the Behavior of Educational Leaders: Critique of a Tradition.
Greenfield, T. B.
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v14 n1 p55-76 Mar 1968.
Since basic studies of educational leadership behavior have stressed psychometric evaluations at a single point in time, primarily through use of the Halpin Leadership Behavior Description Questionnaire, questions about the dynamics and context of this leadership behavior have been largely ignored. Canadian researchers have found that an explanatory understanding of causal-chain relationships in leadership behavior may be obtained by viewing the school organization as a system and measuring influences upon leadership behavior of a number of system variables, distinguished by social process, output, input, and organizational climate. Suggested variables include satisfaction and confidence, leadership training, and social structure relationships. The primary need for the development of theory in educational leadership behavior is to create research designs which will incorporate systems concepts and permit the study of process. (JK)
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Identifiers: Canada; Leader Behavior Description Questionnaire