ERIC Number: ED120933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Role Definition by the Principal: Effects and Determinants.
Conklyn, Elizabeth D.
This research examined Mintzberg's-dimensional model of the managerial job. Two questions were asked: (1) What effect do the job incumbent's career goals and activity preferences have on perceived importanceof the roles; (2) How does perceived importance of the roles affect job performance? One hundred seventy principals responded to a questionnaire on importance and enjoyment of the roles, desirability of work-related outcomes, and demographic variables. One hundred thirty superintendents rated the importance of these roles for the principal; superintendent ratings of principal performance were obtained for 70 principals. State records provided rate of teacher turnover and size of school. Principals' activity and work outcome preferences were related to job perceptions, as was composition of the student body by program. Although superintendents and principals agreed on importance rankings of the 10 roles, they did not agree on the importance of each role. Neither suPerintendent-principal differences nor principal importance rating alone was associated with superintendents' performance evaluation. The difference between superintendent and principal was related to rate of teacher turnover. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976)