ERIC Number: ED092118
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Effects of Static and Dynamic Simulation Programs on the Physiological Activity of Educational Administrators.
Poor, Gene W.
In an effort to develop and evaluate simulation programs for educational administrators, two groups of either practicing or preparing administrators underwent different simulation programs to investigate differences in physiological activity. The simulation process was a small office and screen where either a static or dynamic program depicting a "problem day in the life of a principal" was shown. Each participant had a reading of his galvanic skin potential and heart rate taken before, in process, and after the simulation session. The before and after readings were combined into the base rate of the individual. The study sought to find significant differences in physiological activity between the two groups and between the in process and base rate readings. Utilizing galvanic skin potential frequency scores, no significant differences were found; but when the ratio of the galvanic skin potential amplitude and frequency scores were taken, there were significant differences both between groups and within individuals. In addition, the heart rate activity was significantly different between groups and within individuals. (WH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bowling Green State Univ., OH.