ERIC Number: ED460159
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
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Teacher Perceptions of Principals: A New Instrument.
LoVette, Otis; Watts, Susie; Wheeler, Jerrod
A recently developed instrument was used to evaluate principals to determine if they live up to expected standards. The instrument, Principal Profile, had been developed several years before the study but had only been administered to graduate students and teachers seeking to become administrators. In the spring of 2001, the superintendent of schools for a Louisiana parish (county equivalent) agreed to administer the profile to each of the district's 14 principals and the 258 teachers working with these principals. An exploratory factor analysis resulted in a factor solution that clustered the 133 items on the Principal Profile into 7 factors: (1) Management of Personnel; (2) Domineering; (3) Lack of Goal Commitment; (4) Personal Qualities; (5) Delegation; (6) Knowledgeable; and (7) Instructional English. The Principal Profile is attached. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (30th, Little Rock, AR, November 14-16, 2001).