ERIC Number: ED331174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Administrative Certification Motivation and Career Expectations: A Study of Students of Educational Administration.
Mertz, Norma T.; McNeely, Sonja R.
The motivations and career expectations of educational administration students are explored in this study. Methodology involved the administration of questionnaires to all 57 students enrolled in an administrator preparation program. Findings indicate that the largest number, although not a majority, cited the achievement of credentials as the major motivating factor for enrolling in the program and that program enrollment is related to students' expectations of becoming administrators. Overall, males and females shared similar expectations and motivations; however, students under 30 years old held higher expectations of becoming administrators than did those over 30. Race was discarded as a separate variable of analysis. A recommendation is made for further study of the situation, in view of the lack of available educational administrative positions and growing job pool applicants. Two tables and one figure are included. (9 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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 1990).