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ERIC Number: EJ1070235
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2155-9635
Motivation and Leadership: A Comparison of Motivation Factors for Pursuing a Degree in Education Administration
McNeese, Rose M.; Roberson, Thelma; Haines, Geoffry
International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, v4 n2 Apr-Jun 2009
This manuscript presents findings from a mixed method study that sought to identify the factors that motivate graduate students to pursue a degree in the field of education administration. One hundred sixty-one graduate students from three universities located in Mississippi participated in the study. Participants completed a 10-item survey using a four-point Likert rating scale, ranked a list of motivation factors, and responded to an open-ended question to provide data for the study. Data were analyzed and disaggregated by age, gender, and race. Findings indicated that the top three reasons for pursuing a degree in education administration are (a) career advancement, (b) impact on students lives, and (c) self-efficacy--perception they can do a great job. Statistically significant differences were found between Black and White groups for two of the ten identified motivating factors--encouraged by others and seeking a pay raise.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
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