ERIC Number: ED437356
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr-23
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An Experimental Investigation of Teacher Attraction to School Council Service.
Newton, Rose Mary; Winter, Paul A.
This research examined teacher attraction to school council service. Public school teachers rated content-validated job descriptions for positions of school council member. The study design was a 2x2x3 analysis of variance. The independent variables were school council job attributes (instructional leadership or management); the role of the principal on the council (chair or member with a teacher as chair); and teacher school level (elementary school, middle school, or high school). The dependent variable was teacher reaction to school council job. Statistical testing detected a two-way interaction between job attributes and principal role on the council. When a teacher chaired the council, there was no variance in teacher ratings of the job. When a principal chaired the council, teachers rated the job with instructional leadership job attributes more favorably than the job with management job attributes. The study results have implications for job attraction theory and for recruiting teachers to leadership roles. (Contains 22 references.) (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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