The measured effects of enthusiasm and caution in a selected sample of educational decision makers

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dc.contributor.advisor Riegle, Jack D. en_US
dc.contributor.author Voss, John M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:32:07Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:32:07Z
dc.date.created 1986 en_US
dc.date.issued 1986
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 1986 .V67 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/181666
dc.description.abstract The study was designed to construct an instrument which could measure enthusiasm and caution in decision makers. A second purpose was to determine if instrument results could identify a decision maker's style as either enthusiastic or cautious.There were 688 instruments mailed to Superintendents of Indiana Public Schools. Superintendents selected school employees as participants. The 226 selectees who returned usable survey instruments constituted the study population.The first primary purpose of the study was to construct an instrument which could measure enthusiasm and caution in decision makers. Validity of the instrument as used to measure enthusiasm and caution in decision makers was; tested with confirmatory factor analysis. Findings revealed the instrument did validly measure both enthusiasm and caution in decision makers.The second primary purpose of the study was to determine if instrument results could identify a decision maker's style. Concurrent validity of the instrument as an identifier of a decision maker's style as either enthusiastic or cautious was tested with discriminatory analysis. Findings disclosed the instrument could identify at the .01 level which style decision makers had used.A secondary purpose of the study was to discover what has been reported regarding effects of enthusiasm or caution in decision makers. Scholarly sources were examined to locate reports regarding effects of enthusiasm or caution in decision makers. Each report found was assigned to a category representing various behaviors expected from either enthusiastic or cautious decision makers. Frequency counts were made for all sources in which reports were found, for all reports found, and for all categories to which reports had been assigned. en_US
dc.format.extent viii, 176 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Decision making. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Executives. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh School administrators. en_US
dc.title The measured effects of enthusiasm and caution in a selected sample of educational decision makers en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/457963 en_US


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