A study examining the relationship between core voting bloc movement and school referenda success

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dc.contributor.advisor Drake, Thelbert L. en_US
dc.contributor.author Burns, Michael F. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us--- n-us-oh en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:23:47Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:23:47Z
dc.date.created 1993 en_US
dc.date.issued 1993
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 1993 .B87 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/175342
dc.description.abstract This study examined the relationships between core voting bloc movement and success on school referenda elections. Core voting bloc movement was defined as the change in the ratio of voters who voted in contiguous school referenda elections relative to voters who voted in only one election. The research also examined the factors of election timing, campaign strategy, school affiliation, and voter gender, age, and residence.The sample consisted of the majority of all school referenda elections held in a three-county area of west-central Ohio during the period 1988 to 1991. The dependent variable, percent yes vote change, was measured at the precinct level.Findings suggest that the effect of turnout is problematic. The drop off rate of voters when core voting bloc strength is increasing is not a mirror image of the influx rate experienced when core voting bloc strength is diluted. Additional findings suggest that 1) schools will continue to have a difficult time passing school referenda questions, 2) factors influencing core voting bloc movement are similar for females and males, 3) older voters are too heterogeneous in their voting behaviors to be viewed as a single voting bloc, 4) voters who experience a higher incidence of property tax liability tend to oppose school referenda elections, 5) questions placed on the ballot during periods of traditionally large turnout have a higher likelihood of success than those placed during periods of low turnout, 6) low-profile campaign strategies do not increase the likelihood of school referenda election success, and 7) perceptions of school affiliation significantly affect the likelihood of success. This study also found that percent yes vote change was negative for elections held during expansionary times and slightly positive for elections held during recessionary times.None of the factors considered accounted for significant amounts of variance in the dependent variable. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Educational Leadership
dc.format.extent v, 135 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Education -- United States -- Finance. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Referendum -- Ohio. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Voting -- Ohio. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh School bonds -- Ohio. en_US
dc.title A study examining the relationship between core voting bloc movement and school referenda success en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/861395 en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/uhtbin/catkey/1837685

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