ERIC Number: ED327506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
A Survey of Attitudes toward Staff Development.
Richardson, Gloria; Benton, Gary J.
Staff development is a widely practiced effort to ensure quality education for students; however, at present, no validated instrument exists for the purpose of measuring attitudes toward staff development. In an attempt to construct an instrument for measuring the attitudes of faculty, administrators, and staff members toward their staff development programs, a 44-item survey was administered to 64 respondents during May 1990. The sample was drawn from the school districts participating in the East Mississippi Center for Educational Development, a 21-district effort to meet educational reform requirements and improve teaching. The Cronbach alpha coefficient was .6954. The standardized-item alpha was .7367. As a result of this analysis, it was determined that the instrument was a reliable measure of staff development attitudes. Analysis of variance completed the comparisons for demographics: age, gender, level, experience, and position. Further research utilizing this instrument is presently underway. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, November 13-16, 1990).