ERIC Number: ED212061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Development of the Supervisory Behavior Description Questionnaire, Forms 1, and 2.
Sistrunk, Walter E.
The development of two instruments useful in evaluating supervisory behavior is described in this paper. Form 1 of the Supervisory Behavior Description Questionnaire (SBDQ) is an ordinal-type scale originally composed of eight sub-scales and 132 triads of items. Each item is composed of a very directive statement, a collaborative statement, and a very non-directive statement. Form 1 of the instrument was field tested on 107 graduate students who also completed the California F scale measuring authoritarianism. The results were correlated with their SBDQ responses. A step-wise multiple regression formula was used to analyze the data. The results indicated that most respondents preferred the directive mode of supervision. However, a significant majority preferred the non-directive mode of supervision of some behaviors. Few respondents indicated a preference for the collaborative mode of supervisory behavior. Form 2 of the SBDQ is a modified semantic differential instrument originally consisting of the statements contained in Form 1. Form 2 was administered to 60 graduate students along with the Tennessee Self Concept Scale. Some of the findings are summarized in the text. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Authoritarianism, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Field Tests, Measurement Techniques, Multiple Regression Analysis, Predictor Variables, Research Design, School Supervision, Semantic Differential, Supervisory Methods, Tables (Data), Teacher Motivation, Teacher Supervision
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Supervisory Behavior Description Questionnaire
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Lexington, KY, November, 1981).