ERIC Number: ED251977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Perceived Leadership Behavior of Male and Female Exceptional Student Education Directors in the State of Florida.
Mulkerne, Suzanne M.; Mulkerne, Donald J. D., Jr.
A study was conducted to determine if differences exist between the leadership behaviors of men and women in special education administrative positions in Florida. Participants consisted of 28 exceptional student education directors--14 male and 14 female--along with all 28 of their respective superintendents and two staff members, one male and one female, under each director. The "Leadership Behavior Description Questionnaire Form XII" was used to collect the information. Results indicated that male exceptional student education directors scored higher than their female counterparts in overall leadership behavior. Also in each of the 12 instances where differences were recorded, female directors were rated lower than males. Staff members rated the directors lower on the total leadership score than did superintendents, and the directors rated themselves lower than did any other group. Possible implications of these findings are discussed. A three-page bibliography is included. (TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Special Education Directors
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (13th, New Orleans, LA, November 14-16, 1984).