ERIC Number: ED030956
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
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The Development of an Instrument for Assessing the Personal Values of Educational Administrators. Final Report.
Sjogren, Douglas; And Others
An instrument for measuring the value orientation of educational administrators was constructed following the model developed by England for measuring the value orientation of managers. The instrument was administered, via mail, to a stratified sample of 210 administrators from five States in the Plains and Rocky Mountain areas. Respondents rated the importance of 82 concepts contained in the questionnaire and specified which of four descriptions best indicated the meaning of each concept. When translated into value orientation types suggested by England, the responses indicate that school administrators as a group have primarily an ethical-moralistic personal value orientation, and, secondarily, a pragmatic orientation. These findings represent a reversal of England's findings for managers. Little or no relationship was found between value orientation classifications and selected personal characteristics of administrators. The reliability and validity data for the instrument indicate that further refinement and study of the instrument are needed before it can be used with confidence as a research or assessment tool. (Author/JH)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins.