ERIC Number: ED165319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Leader Styles of Secondary Principals.
Coleman, Donald G.
Researchers attempted this study to develop an instrument capable of measuring the "task" and "people" orientation of leader styles so that scores could be plotted on the "Administrative Grid" developed by the researchers. The researchers reanalyzed data previously collected on the "Organizational Climate Survey" to discover if items on this survey could be used to plot leader styles on the Administrative Grid. They completed a factor analysis of 455 teacher observations gathered by the survey. Researchers found that 44 items were useful in describing the leader style of secondary principals. When the 44 items were reanalyzed, seven factors with significant eigenvalues were discovered in the instrument. These seven values divided into three dimensions--task orientation, salary and benefits, and people orientation. Researchers concluded that the 44 useful items ought to be extracted from the 80-item instrument. The instrument was found highly reliable with as few as eight people. Researchers made several recommendations for further study. (1) Additional items for the survey should be developed. (2) The study should be replicated in elementary schools and with superintendents. (3) Further studies should determine if leader styles can be changed. A lengthy appendix presents data analysis and a copy of the "Organizational Climate Survey." (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Administrative Grid; Organizational Climate Survey