A study of superintendent turnover in North Carolina (1980-1982)

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Steve Dalton (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Joseph E. Bryson

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine the causes of superintendent turnover in North Carolina during the 1980-1982 school years. An opinionnaire was prepared and distributed to forty-one superintendents, and five of the respondents were selected for interview by telephone for additional data. Based on the data collected and analyzed, the reasons for superintendent turnover are as follows: 1) eleven, new position is better; 2) ten, early retirement; 3) six, non-renewal of contract; 4) five, retirement on or after the age of 62; 5) three, deceased while under contract; 6) three, dissatisfaction with the position; 7) one, career change; and 8) one, election of a new school board. Seventeen of the respondents reported that the relationship with the school board was a factor affecting turnover, and twelve of the respondents reported that a change in board philosophy was a factor affecting turnover. Ten respondents indicated that a change in the role expectation for the superintendent affected their turnover.

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Language: English
Date: 1984
School superintendents $z North Carolina
School administrators $z North Carolina
Education $z North Carolina

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