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ERIC Number: ED263673
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
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Measuring Work Values of Public School Administrators.
Hales, Loyde W.; Waggoner, Jacqueline
This paper presents the results of research investigating (1) the reliability and validity of the Ohio Work Values Inventory (OWVI) when used with public school administrators; (2) the work values of public school administrators; (3) differences in work values of male and female administrators; and (4) differences in work values of individuals at different levels of administration. Instruments were distributed to 701 school administrators from two central city and eight suburban school districts in Oregon and Washington, with a response rate of 55 percent. Coefficients alpha, means and standard deviations were calculated for all OWVI scales, and multivariate analyses were performed on the sex of the respondent and on the level of administration, along with factor analyses on responses to the 77 items of the OWVI. The research indicates that school administrators value jobs that are enjoyable, involve working with ideas, allow for self-realization and for helping others, and provide for independence and the opportunity to work with others. On 9 of the 11 work values, male and female public school administrators responded similarly, suggesting that both sexes find similar qualities of work personally rewarding and fulfilling. Finally, the scale mean for the work value of money was found to be less than those for the higher order needs of self-realization and altruism. Results are tabulated in seven statistical tables, and references are included. (TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A