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ERIC Number: ED441282
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
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Reasons for Reduced Tenure among Independent School Administrators.
Carden, Dan
Research dealing with tenure of superintendents of public school systems exists, but research on tenure among Christian school executives is sparse. This pilot study provides preliminary data for a nationwide quantitative survey of Christian schools in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia. Twenty-two administrators at a conference were surveyed (7 females and 15 males). Schools included in the data had a student population range of 40 to 1,050, and 90 percent of the schools contained all 12 grades, while the remainder were K-6 only. The average years of service at the present school was 7.7 years. The survey contained two questions related to leaving an administrative position: (1) What were the major stresses related to their job? and (2) What were the reasons individuals, who were known to the respondents, had given for leaving a particular school? Fifty-nine percent of the respondents stated they had seriously considered quitting their jobs, while 40.9 percent said they had not. Conflict was listed as the primary reason for leaving a position. Other reasons for leaving were stress-related financial pressure and expectations of board members. (Contains 53 references.) (DFR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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