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ROLE-PERCEPTIONS OF FLORIDA SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS AND DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS

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1974
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The purpose of this study was to determine whether Florida school board members and district superintendents held any conflicting perceptions regarding either the board member or superintendent role. A role definition instrument with 116 questions was formulated and mailed to all Florida school board members and district superintendents. Through the use of standard follow-up procedures a return of 75% of the superintendents and 58% of the school board members was achieved. Analysis of the results of the survey by use of the Chi Square statistic revealed that statistically significant variations in role perceptions existed between and among the respondents in regard to the following aspects of the respective roles: A. Ideal Superintendent Characteristics. (p<.02) B. Ideal Board Member Characteristics. (p <.001) C. Preferred Activities of the Board Member. (p<.001) D. Division of Authority Between Board and Superintendent. (p <. 001). No significant difference in perceptions was found to exist between the respondents in regard to the activities of the superintendent. An intra-positional comparison of the survey results indicated that conflicting perceptions of the board member and superintendent roles were found to be associated with the following criterion variables: I. Superintendents. A. Age. ( p < • 001) B. Size of District, (p <· 001) C. Length of Service. (p <· 001) D. Highest Earned Degree. (p <· 001) II. School Board Members. A. Age. ( p <. 001) B. Size of District, (p <· 001) C. Length of Service. ( p <· 001) D. Partisan and Non-Partisan Election. (p <.05) E. Educational Background. (p <.001) F. Occupation. (p<.001) No significant difference in perceptions of the respective roles was found to be associated with election or appointment of superintendents. For the school board members no significant difference was found to be associated with political party affiliation or sex.
Title: ROLE-PERCEPTIONS OF FLORIDA SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS AND DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS.
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Name(s): HICKS, CLAUDE ERROL, III.
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, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 138 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The purpose of this study was to determine whether Florida school board members and district superintendents held any conflicting perceptions regarding either the board member or superintendent role. A role definition instrument with 116 questions was formulated and mailed to all Florida school board members and district superintendents. Through the use of standard follow-up procedures a return of 75% of the superintendents and 58% of the school board members was achieved. Analysis of the results of the survey by use of the Chi Square statistic revealed that statistically significant variations in role perceptions existed between and among the respondents in regard to the following aspects of the respective roles: A. Ideal Superintendent Characteristics. (p<.02) B. Ideal Board Member Characteristics. (p <.001) C. Preferred Activities of the Board Member. (p<.001) D. Division of Authority Between Board and Superintendent. (p <. 001). No significant difference in perceptions was found to exist between the respondents in regard to the activities of the superintendent. An intra-positional comparison of the survey results indicated that conflicting perceptions of the board member and superintendent roles were found to be associated with the following criterion variables: I. Superintendents. A. Age. ( p < • 001) B. Size of District, (p <· 001) C. Length of Service. (p <· 001) D. Highest Earned Degree. (p <· 001) II. School Board Members. A. Age. ( p <. 001) B. Size of District, (p <· 001) C. Length of Service. ( p <· 001) D. Partisan and Non-Partisan Election. (p <.05) E. Educational Background. (p <.001) F. Occupation. (p<.001) No significant difference in perceptions of the respective roles was found to be associated with election or appointment of superintendents. For the school board members no significant difference was found to be associated with political party affiliation or sex.
Identifier: 11639 (digitool), FADT11639 (IID), fau:8576 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Thesis (Educat.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1974.
College of Education
Subject(s): School board-superintendent relationships
School boards--Florida
School superintendents--Florida
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