ERIC Number: ED214288
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Perceptions of Performance Skills of Middle School Principals by Selected Teachers and Principals.
Meyer, Calvin F.; Van Hoose, John J.
This study investigates hypotheses about differences in the perceptions of middle school principals and teachers concerning those principal performance skills that are practiced and those that should be practiced. A survey instrument consisting of 37 principal performance skills on a five-point Likert-like scale was sent to the principals and teachers of 24 selected middle schools. Responses were received from 23 principals and 440 of the 822 teachers. For analysis, the skills are organized in the categories of administrative leadership, instructional leadership, and interpersonal relationship skills. Significance level for each skill was measured by the mean and t-test. According to the data, teachers and principals do not agree on the recommended skills that should be practiced by middle school principals in the instructional leadership and administrative service areas. However, there was congruency in the interpersonal relationship area on a majority of the skills. Some recommendations are offered to help principals develop a clear understanding of the perceptions of their teachers. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, Administrator Role, Educational Administration, Instructional Improvement, Intermediate Grades, Interpersonal Relationship, Junior High Schools, Leadership Responsibility, Middle Schools, Principals, Professional Services, Role Perception, Tables (Data), Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Attitudes
Not available separately; see EA 014 535.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Middle School Association, Fairborn, OH.
Note: Paper included in "Middle School Research. Selected Studies 1977-1979. Volume III" (EA 014 535). For related documents, see EA 014 535-543.