ERIC Number: ED256238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Gill, Wanda E.
Tutors' perceptions of their supervisor/leader in the Academic Skills/Learning Resources Center at Bowie State College were surveyed. Twenty tutors employed by the center through the Special Services for Disadvantaged Students project were administered the Leader Effectiveness and Adaptability Description questionnaire developed by Hersey and Blanchard. The center provides tutorial, learning skills, counseling, and cultural services to low income and/or handicapped students. Ten of the tutors had only been employed for 10 weeks, while 10 had been employed for 2 or more semesters. There was a difference in the evaluation of the supervisor by new and old tutors. Old tutors perceived the supervisor/leader's style as more effective than did new tutors. The results support the notion that the employee's view of the supervisor is more consistent with the supervisor/leader's self-evaluation than is the perception of the supervisor in new supervisor-employee relationships. The responses of both new and old employees to each questionnaire item are indicated. The questionnaire consists of 12 situations and 4 possible actions by the leader. The respondent circles the alternative that best describes the behavior of the group's leader. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bowie State Coll., MD.