ERIC Number: ED197430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The Preferred Leadership Style of School Superintendents.
Sistrunk, Walter E.; Jenkins, Elton R.
Using a "management opinionnaire," researchers surveyed 164 local school superintendents in the state of Mississippi to determine their preferred styles of leadership. The questionnaire requested demographic information and measured the superintendents' degree of accordance with 27 statements concerning the role of an administrator. Analysis of the data collected indicates that the superintendents favor two leadership styles. In general younger superintendents with fewer years of experience prefer management-by-integration, while older, more experienced superintendents prefer management-by-balance. A copy of the questionnaire is appended. (Author/WD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (9th, New Orleans, LA, November 1980).