ERIC Number: ED043133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec-31
Reference Count: 0
Developing and Testing Research Instruments for Role Analysis of Educational Administrators Emphasizing Devices to Study Relationships between Variable Definitions of Educational Administrative Activities, Style, and Norms, and Role Conflict and Ambiguity. Final Report.
This paper presents the results of a study to translate, adopt, and extend role theory as related to the secondary school principal; to develop and test instruments, processes, and devices for obtaining and analyzing role theory variables; and to generate hypotheses concerning the principal within a role analytical framework. A series of hypotheses are presented with limited case description support for each; the concept of "institutional role sets" and a process of recruitment, preparation, and inservice education are discussed. Hypotheses fall into three groups: (1) variables operating to shape the relationship between the principal and his role set and corresponding influences on his role; (2) cultural, societal, historical, and organizational factors; and (3) the reality of the principal's role strain. Appendixes include interview schedules, lists of persons interviewed, and references and a bibliography. (LLR)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln.