ERIC Number: ED064240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Principal Leadership Styles and Effectiveness as Perceived by Teachers.
Utz, Robert T.
This study provided information concerning existing and ideal leadership styles and assessed the relevancy of the Concern for "Production" and Concern for "People" grid concepts to a more global evaluation of principals. A sample consisted of 115 experienced teachers enrolled in graduate courses at two universities located in two midwest urban centers. Teachers were asked to evaluate their principals, using a 12-item Principal Leadership Style Questionnaire to a) rank his overall effectiveness, b) rate his consideration for teachers, development of learning programs, and plant management skills, and c) respond to a scale operationalizing the concepts of concern for "Production" and "People," adapted from Blake and Mouton's Managerial Grid. Results indicated a positive linear relationship between the principal's perceived effectiveness and his scores on "People" and "Production" dimensions. Parallel relationships were found between his perceived effectiveness and his ratings on consideration, learning programs, and plant management. Principals perceived below average ranked lower on "People" skills than on "Production" skills. Further research concerning the effect of leadership on students and teachers is recommended. The Principal Leadership Style Questionnaire and a five-item bibliography are included. (MJM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Toledo Univ., OH.
Identifiers: Principal Leadership Style Questionnaire (Utz)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Assn., Chicago, April 1972