ERIC Number: ED215443
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A.C.T. Administrators-for-Change-Training: Development of an Instrument.
Johnson, William L.; Snyder, Karolyn J.
Using a survey of 442 school administrators in eight districts in Arizona, Kansas, Missouri, North Carolina, and Texas, researchers developed a psychometric scale, entitled "A.C.T. Administrators-For-Change-Training Instrument," to assess administrators' desires for administrative training. An original 76-item A.C.T. scale was drafted and tested in the survey. Examination of the results of the survey, using factor analysis, refined the scale and measured its reliability and validity. The resulting A.C.T. instrument has 50 items grouped into seven component variables; each variable has at least five questions or items. The variables include the principalship, the school as an ecosystem, creative problem-solving, personal awareness, staff development, planning, and goal setting. For each item, a six-point Likert-type scale assesses the respondent's competence, desire for training, and familiarity with the item. The authors recommend using the A.C.T. instrument for data gathering and individual or group evaluation but not for prediction of administrator behavior. A copy of the 50-item A.C.T. instrument is attached. (RW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: ACT Administrators for Change Training Instrument; Multistate Surveys
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association, (Austin, TX, February 11-13, 1982).