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AWARENESS MODEL OF INTERPERSONAL BEHAVIOR IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP TRAINING

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1974
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The problem of this study was threefold: (1) To explore the availability of instruments that will increase student awarenesses on interpersonal and intrapersonal behavior. (2) To design or modify an instrument to be used as part of an awareness model in educational leadership training. (3) To survey awareness changes in a sample of the student population when the model is used in educational leadership training. A pilot study was conducted on a group of students enrolled in a Middle School Leadership Sequence during the summer of 1973. This initial effort resulted in several training instruments, among them the Personnel Relations Survey, that were effective in the area of behavioral awareness. Of the instruments used in the pilot study, The Personnel Relations Survey was selected and modified for use in educational leadership training. Since the survey was designed to be used originally by manager trainees in an industrial setting, the nonsignificant modification was, for the most part, the substitution of educational personnel for employees, managers, and supervisors. The survey instrument which was a part of the model was used with a sample of students in an experimental and a control group to measure the dependent variables of exposure and feedback in relationships with teachers, principals, and superintendents. The participant was provided with a graphic analysis of his interaction and awareness by using the Johari Window that was a part of the model. Results were treated statistically with multivariate analysis of variance. Of the three hypotheses treated, there was insufficient evidence to reject the two following: 1. There is no significant difference between the experimental and control treatment effect when one is considering the dependent measures of exposure and feedback relevant to feelings. 2. There is no significant difference among the interaction effect of treatment with personnel when one is con~idering the dependent measures of exposure and feedback relative to feelings. No significant difference was noted in the treatment main effect when comparing the performance of the experimental and control groups on the dependent measures. The interaction effect of treatment, personnel, and treatment with personnel was nonsignificant. was: One hypothesis that was rejected at the .05 level of significance There is no significant difference between the personnel relationships main effect when one is considering the dependent measures of exposure and feedback relevant to feelings. A significant difference in the main effect of personnel was investigated with a multiple comparison test and the results showed that relationships with superintendents were significantly different from the relationships with the two other groups of educational personnel when considering the dependent measure of exposure. The model was not designed to produce change but to produce an awareness of one's interaction style and more desirable styles to which the participant could change if he so desired. Recommendations were made for more effective use of awareness training in educational leadership.
Title: AN AWARENESS MODEL OF INTERPERSONAL BEHAVIOR IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP TRAINING.
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Name(s): BATTS, LESLIE DAVIS, author
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Logsdon, James D., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1974
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, FL
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 127 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The problem of this study was threefold: (1) To explore the availability of instruments that will increase student awarenesses on interpersonal and intrapersonal behavior. (2) To design or modify an instrument to be used as part of an awareness model in educational leadership training. (3) To survey awareness changes in a sample of the student population when the model is used in educational leadership training. A pilot study was conducted on a group of students enrolled in a Middle School Leadership Sequence during the summer of 1973. This initial effort resulted in several training instruments, among them the Personnel Relations Survey, that were effective in the area of behavioral awareness. Of the instruments used in the pilot study, The Personnel Relations Survey was selected and modified for use in educational leadership training. Since the survey was designed to be used originally by manager trainees in an industrial setting, the nonsignificant modification was, for the most part, the substitution of educational personnel for employees, managers, and supervisors. The survey instrument which was a part of the model was used with a sample of students in an experimental and a control group to measure the dependent variables of exposure and feedback in relationships with teachers, principals, and superintendents. The participant was provided with a graphic analysis of his interaction and awareness by using the Johari Window that was a part of the model. Results were treated statistically with multivariate analysis of variance. Of the three hypotheses treated, there was insufficient evidence to reject the two following: 1. There is no significant difference between the experimental and control treatment effect when one is considering the dependent measures of exposure and feedback relevant to feelings. 2. There is no significant difference among the interaction effect of treatment with personnel when one is con~idering the dependent measures of exposure and feedback relative to feelings. No significant difference was noted in the treatment main effect when comparing the performance of the experimental and control groups on the dependent measures. The interaction effect of treatment, personnel, and treatment with personnel was nonsignificant. was: One hypothesis that was rejected at the .05 level of significance There is no significant difference between the personnel relationships main effect when one is considering the dependent measures of exposure and feedback relevant to feelings. A significant difference in the main effect of personnel was investigated with a multiple comparison test and the results showed that relationships with superintendents were significantly different from the relationships with the two other groups of educational personnel when considering the dependent measure of exposure. The model was not designed to produce change but to produce an awareness of one's interaction style and more desirable styles to which the participant could change if he so desired. Recommendations were made for more effective use of awareness training in educational leadership.
Identifier: 11632 (digitool), FADT11632 (IID), fau:8570 (fedora)
Degree granted: Thesis (Educat.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1974.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Education
Subject(s): Interaction analysis in education
Interpersonal relations
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