Title

Judgment Analysis of Criteria for Hiring Secondary Principals As Perceived By Superintendents and Assistant Superintendents

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 1-1-1987

Department

Educational Leadership and School Counseling

School

Education

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between resumé variables and an overall employment rating as well as to determine if an evaluation difference existed between the profiles of four hypothetical candidates applying for a secondary school principalship position. The sample of 136 superintendents/assistant superintendents from 13 states evaluated four hypothetical candidates using an instrument developed and validated by the researchers. The data were examined utilizing multiple linear regression analysis and Judgment Analysis (JAN). Analysis of the data showed a clear relationship between the candidate resumé variables and the overall employment rating. Each of the four hypothetical resumés were shown to be statistically different in the nature of the relationship between the overall evaluations and the separate components of that evaluation. Moreover, when the evaluators were classified according to experience, age, and degree(s) held, JAN indicated that there were significant differences within those classifications.

Publication Title

The Journal of Experimental Education

Volume

55

Issue

2

First Page

60

Last Page

67

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