ERIC Number: ED327953
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Relationship between Personal and Contextual Characteristics and Principals' Administrative Behaviors. Project Report.
Smith, Julia; And Others
The role of personal and contextual factors in predicting principals' age, gender, experience, self-concept, and personal incentives is examined in this exploratory study. Contextual factors include characteristics of the school, staff, and community, and the district's psychological environment. In a sample of 160 Illinois principals, multiple regression was used to identify significant predictors of two leadership behaviors and three management behaviors. Findings indicate that the most influential personal characteristics are individual goals and incentives, and the most influential contextual factors are district psychological environment. Staff characteristics are associated with four of the five administrative behaviors, and community characteristics are unrelated to either management or leadership functions. Four tables are included. (25 references) (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Characteristics, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership Styles, Principals
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for School Leadership, Urbana, IL.; Illinois Univ., Urbana. Beckman Inst. for Advanced Science and Technology.; Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. School of Education.