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ERIC Number: ED103957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Substance of Trust Between Teachers and Principals.
Blumberg, Arthur; And Others
The purpose of this study was to clarify the meaning of "trust" as it applies to relationships between teachers and principals. First, 85 teachers were asked to explain the meaning of the statement, "I trust my principal"; a modified Q-sort of these data yielded 10 dimensions of trust. Then, 145 respondents were asked to indicate which of the 10 dimensions they felt was most important. Various demographic data were also collected from these respondents. The 10 dimensions of trust were then rank ordered on the basis of the teachers'responses, and a responses, and a chi-square test was used to correlate differences in rankings with selected demographic variables. Results of the analysis indicate differences in the importance of the various dimensions of trust. These differences depend on the sex of the teacher as compared to the sex of the principal. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (60th, Washington, D.C., March 31-April 4, 1975)