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|Other Titles:||Congruence of The Decision-Making Behavior of Elementary School Principals|
Department od Education, NTNU
This thesis studies the patterns of elementary school principals' decision─making, the situational factors affecting decision─making in administration, and the process of decision─making. It also analyzes how a principal's level of education and years in service , the geographical area and the number of classes of the school affect his╱her decision─making.This study uses the method of survey analysis. First, adopting Chester I. Barnard's “Occasions of Decision─Making”, Willard R. Lane's “Situations of Decision─Making”, and Daneil E. Grriffiths'“Process of Decision─Making” as theoretical framework, the present writer designed a Questionnaire on the Decision─Making Behavior of Elementary School Principals. The questionnaire was then addressed to 782 principals, selected out of a national total of 2,404（i.e., 32.53%）elementary school principals. Statistical analysis of the survey result is processed in accordance with the significant of difference, analysis of correlation, and ranking of means.The result of the survey has led to the following conclusions：I. In Connection with the Patterns of Decision─Making（1）Among the types of decisions made by elementary school principals, intermediary decisions are most successfully executed, and next in order are appellate decisions, and creative decisions.（2）A principal's level of education and years in service, the geographical area and the number of classes of a school all have conspicuous influence upon his╱her decision─making in administration.II. Situation of Decision─Making（1）Except for Previous Decisions, the four Lanian situational factors─in the case of this study, Tradition of the School, Formal Commitments to individuals or Organizations Outside the School, Pressure from Outside the School, Staff and Personnel Relationships─have a salient bearing upon decision─making.（2）Among the five factors based on Lane's categorization, Pressure from Outside the School influences a principal's decision─making to a most significant d
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