ERIC Number: ED220950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
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Personnel Selection in Texas Public Schools.
May, Terry Jon
An analysis of questionnaire responses from school personnel administrators in 311 Texas districts sought to determine if a correlation existed between personnel selection procedures, school district size, and the identification of successful teachers (defined as those granted a continuing contract or tenure). The study also investigated administrators' perceptions of the impact of federal and state employment regulations. Descriptive statistics and multiple linear regression analysis of the data revealed significant positive correlations between the percent of successul teachers and the type of interviewing method utilized, and between school district size and the total number of selection criteria utilized as well as the use of tests as a selection criterion. Personal interviews are ranked first in selection criteria, with the panel interview the method most highly correlated with the identification of successful teachers. Over 50 percent of the respondents indicated applicants are asked for information that is in violation of federal employment regulations; 30.9 percent do not provide contracts, as required by state law. Based on the study findings, administrator training programs in personnel selection are recommended, along with further research to enable administrators to identify characteristics of successful teachers prior to hiring them. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Interviews, Employment Practices, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Multiple Regression Analysis, Personnel Policy, School Districts, State Surveys, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Selection
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Research
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Identifiers: School District Size; Texas
Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Houston.