ERIC Number: ED435132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
The Influence of Work Values on Principal Teacher Selection Decisions in Schools Undergoing Reform.
Winter, Paul A.; Newton, Rose Mary; Kirkpatrick, Richard L.
This paper examines the effects of principal work values, teacher-job-candidate work values, and principal/teacher work-value interactions on principals' teacher-selection decisions. It extends empirical research about work values by examining the influence of values, operationalized as four work values (achievement, concern for others, fairness, honesty) germane to the school work environment. The document reviews related literature, including values theory, work values in education, and experimental designs for teacher-selection research. The report is based on a study of 115 principals that employed a mixed between-within design approach. The between-group independent variables included the four work values, four principal-candidate work-value interactions, and six principal characteristics such as age and gender. The dependent variable was "principal rating" of a teacher candidate. The Comparative Emphasis Scale measured the dominant work values of the school principals and the between-within factorial design. A stepwise multiple regression was used to regress principal ratings of a teacher candidate on principal and teacher dominant work values and on principal/teacher work-value interactions. The four work-value interactions and teacher work-value achievement accounted for a significant amount of variance in principal ratings of teachers, suggesting that principal work values influence teacher-selection decisions. (Contains 50 references.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration (11th, Orlando, FL, October 26-28, 1997).