ERIC Number: ED240166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Revalidation of an Instrument to Measure Zones of Indifference of Teachers to Directives Issued by Administrators.
Wilkes, Sam T.; Blackbourn, Joe M.
This project attempts to refine the Zones of Indifference Instrument, (included in appendix) that measures zones of indifference of teachers to typical directives issued by administrators. As a result of the original validation study, a 78-item, two-factor instrument was developed. These two factors explained 52 percent of the variance. The original validation study and subsequent studies by O'Neal, Perry, and Ward provided the data for this revalidation study. A principal component analysis programmed to describe the two factors was completed. The resulting two factors (teacher-determined practice and administrator-determined policy) are associated with 51 percent of the total variance. Additionally, seven items were deleted due to non-loading on either factor resulting in 71 useable items for the revised instrument. (PN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Authority; Zones of Indifference (Behavior)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (12th, Nashville, TN, November 16-18, 1983).