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Snyder, Robert A.; And Others – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 1978
This study explores the reasons why professors will leave their teaching/research occupations to begin new careers as administrators. Valence-Instrumentality-Expectancy theory of occupational preference and choice was used as a framework to examine mid-career change among professors. (Author)
Descriptors: Career Change, Career Choice, Career Planning, College Administration
McKay, Jack; Grady, Marilyn – Executive Educator, 1994
The average life expectancy of a superintendent in a given post is three years. By that time, the position has been steadily weakened by accumulating enemies spawned by unforeseen events. A research survey of 50 "early leavers" discloses 3 primary disincentives: poor board-superintendent relationships; conflict with board over educational…
Descriptors: Board Administrator Relationship, Conflict Resolution, Elementary Secondary Education, Job Satisfaction
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Adams, Katherine L. – Journal of Applied Communication Research, 1981
Examined the conversational structure of questions and answers in a performance appraisal interview between a manager and an employee. Results demonstrated that both the manager and employee used question-and-answer pairs to demonstrate their understanding of the expectancy to ask and answer questions and to provide sequential implicativeness and…
Descriptors: Administrators, Discourse Analysis, Employees, Employer Employee Relationship
Yudin, Edward – 1972
Presented in this welcoming address to the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights were (1) the functions of the Commission's State Advisory Committees; and (2) the purpose of the hearing investigating problems of American Indians in New Mexico. Lower educational attainment, life expectancy, and low income levels were some problems that were examined.…
Descriptors: American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Civil Rights, Economically Disadvantaged
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Greenhaus, Jeffrey H.; Gavin, Hames F. – Personnel Psychology, 1972
It was found that the blacks in this study tended to see a greater connection between hard work and rewards than did whites. (Author)
Descriptors: Blacks, Blue Collar Occupations, Comparative Analysis, Employee Attitudes
Mitchell, Terence R.; Beach, Lee Roy – 1975
Expectancy theory and decision theory research predicting occupational preference and choice were reviewed to assess the usefulness of such approaches. Each investigation produced substantial support for the use of such models suggesting that both theories can provide practical insights for occupational guidance and counseling. While theoretical,…
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Guidance
Geering, Adrian D. – 1980
The model developed for this paper describes procedures for obtaining job relevant data for a needs assessment of principals' competencies to determine the discrepancy between their actual and desired performance. The major components of the model include selecting a committee to oversee the process, completing a job analysis, identifying and…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Responsibility, Competence, Educational Needs
Cafferty, Elsie – 1980
Knowledge of students' learning styles can be a valuable tool in counseling them on what type of job/work environment they will be most satisfied in. A student's preference for work environments can be assessed by using learning style inventories, such as Canfield's, since many of the characteristics people prefer in the learning environment…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Guidance
Tuttle, Thomas C.; Hazel, Joe T. – 1974
The purpose of this report is to: (a) review certain major theories of work motivation, particularly as related to job satisfaction, (b) distill from such theories and other research, implications for an Air Force job satisfaction research program, and (c) provide a comprehensive bibliography of satisfaction/retention studies. The theoretical…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Job Satisfaction, Military Personnel, Military Service
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Kelley, Carolyn; Protsik, Jean – Educational Administration Quarterly, 1997
Provides a qualitative analysis of the Kentucky school-based performance award program at four elementary and two secondary schools. Teachers were motivated to modify teaching approaches to enhance student performance, but seemed to be experiencing high stress levels. Teachers and principals at the six award-winning schools reported attitudes and…
Descriptors: Accountability, Elementary Secondary Education, Incentives, Job Performance
Johnson, Dwight L. – 1986
Black people constitute the second largest racial group in the United States. The population grew by 17 percent between 1970 and 1980. This booklet provides the following types of information about black Americans: (1) population trends; (2) residence patterns; (3) economic status; (4) employment status; (5) home ownership; (6) voting potential;…
Descriptors: Black Businesses, Black Education, Black Family, Black Population Trends
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Rakes, Thomas A.; Cox, Glenda C. – NASSP Bulletin, 1994
To gain others' consistent and active cooperation, administrators should convince faculty and staff that a task should be done. An administrator who uses persuasion communicates a degree of respect that strengthens the supervisor-subordinate relationship. Compliance-gaining strategies may be classified according to expectancies and consequences,…
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Change Strategies, Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education
Wiegman, John R.; Binnie, David G. – Florida Educational Research and Development Council, Inc. Research Bulletin, 1985
This research bulletin contains parts of two studies dealing with the persistent problem of developing effective teachers and stimulating effective teaching. The study reported in "Attitudes toward Merit Pay for Instructional Personnel" (John Weigman) was conducted to survey, analyze, and compare the attitudes of Florida public school…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Expectation, Job Satisfaction
O'Connor, Edward J.; And Others – 1977
Ninety subjects completed identical simulated maintenance tasks under two experimental conditions. In the high job structural attribute condition subjects were told that the task was high in learning new skills, responsibility, feedback, and task identity; while in the low job structural condition they were told the opposite. Results indicated the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Style, College Students, Electronic Equipment
Sykes, James T.; And Others – 1981
This Technical Committee Report on Employment begins with a discussion of trends in work and retirement, examines attitudes toward work and retirement, and describes the economic and social consequences of work. An analysis of the present situation focuses on: (1) employment barriers and opportunities; (2) cost of employment; (3) productivity and…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Economics, Employment, Employment Opportunities
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