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ERIC Number: ED128912
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Functions of the High School Principal as Perceived by Student Body Presidents.
Wilson, Alfred P.; Rezac, James
This study gathered data on high school student body presidents' perceptions of the principal's role and sought to determine if these perceptions were significantly affected by differences in geographic location, school size, sex, race, academic success, and parents' occupations among the responding students. Data were gathered through a Likert-type questionnaire that was mailed to 250 student body presidents representing all parts of the United States. The students were asked to indicate the importance they attached to 124 administrative functions. The least squares analysis of variance and Fisher's Least Significant Difference test were used to analyze the collected data. No significant differences in responses were found to be related to differences in race, geographic location, or size of school attended by respondents. However, female respondents had a higher response mean for all categories of administrative functions than did males, and students with the lowest grade averages perceived all administrative functions to be more significant than did more successful students. Differences in parents' occupations significantly affected students' perceptions of the relative importance of different administrative functions. (JG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: For a related document, see ED 114 928