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ERIC Number: ED178506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 11
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Reference Count: 0
Relationship Between Administrators' Personality and How They and the Faculty Perceived the Administrator's Role and Degree of Success.
Johnson, Dewayne J.
A study investigating the relationship between select personality traits of physical education administrators and the faculty perception of the administrative role queried 41 department chairpersons and 282 faculty members through the use of a 28-item role perception questionnaire. Personality traits considered were activity, vigor, impulsiveness, dominance, stability, sociability, and qualities of reflection. The test instrument followed the summative model of the 1-5 Likert scale, spanning the range from "definitely should" to "definitely should not" for each trait. The research revealed that although congruity of role perception leads to improved faculty/administrator relationships, the more administrators feel they assume the authoritarian stance, the less successful they are in the opinion of their faculty. A cheerful and even-tempered administrator personality was viewed as the most successful by the faculty polled. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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