ERIC Number: ED471351
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Teachers' Perceptions of Principal: Refining the Instrument.
LoVette, Otis; Watts, Susie
An ongoing study has been initiated to explore teacher perceptions of principal performance. An instrument, the Principal Profile, had been developed earlier by these researchers to measure principal performance. The existing 134-item instrument, which had been administered only to graduate students, was administered to 258 teachers in one school district and to 192 teachers in a second district. In all, teachers from 23 schools and their principals completed the profile instrument. After exploratory factor analysis, a revised instrument, the Teachers Perceptions of Principals instrument, was prepared. As additional data are collected, researchers will explore the validity of the instrument and analyze variance to determine the most reliable items. The instrument will be revised again after a minimum of 1,000 administrations are completed. Appendixes contain the original and revised versions of the profile. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Chattanooga, TN, November 6-8, 2002).