ERIC Number: ED228746
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Elementary School Principalship in North Dakota, No. 18.
Lemon, Donald K.; And Others
Three general aspects of the elementary principalship in North Dakota were examined in this study: the principal as a person and as a professional; the school and setting in which the principal works; and the principal's leadership style, style range, and adaptability. Self-report instruments were sent by mail to 75 randomly selected male principals and 75 randomly selected female principals agreeing to participate in the study. Regarding personal and professional information, over 20 findings were uncovered, including the fact that female principals were found in smaller schools and communities, most female principals were under 25 or over 56, and most of the principals with children at home were male. Regarding setting, findings were related to school organizational patterns; the characteristics of students, staff, community, facilities, and programs; perceived problems; and changes occurring in the school. Over 51 findings were reported, including that the most frequent grade pattern was K-6, and that principals feel they do not have enough guidance counselors and that their schools are too small to offer a wide range of programs. Regarding leadership, the study reported a number of findings, including that 58 percent of subjects had a leadership style demonstrating a high concern for both task and relationships. (JM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Characteristics, Demography, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools, Institutional Characteristics, Leadership Styles, Principals, School Organization, State Surveys
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Bureau of Educational Research and Services.
Identifiers: North Dakota