The development of a nursery school leadership observation schedule and a nursery school leadership rating scale

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Victoria Ruth Fu (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Helen Canaday

Abstract: This study was undertaken with a threefold objective: (1) to develop a valid and reliable instrument for direct recording of leadership behavioral characteristics of nursery school children; (2) to develop a valid and reliable scale for teachers' rating of leadership behavioral characteristics of nursery school children; and (3) to determine the degree of correlation between the observational measure of children's leadership behavioral characteristics and the teachers' ratings of children's leadership behavior. The contents of the Nursery School Leadership Observation Schedule (NSLOS) and the Nursery School Leadership Rating Scale (NSLRS) were established (1) by an evaluation of the collected and selected statements representing leadership and its related behavioral patterns from relevant literature as well as from testing and observational schedules; and (2) by the observations made specifically for this purpose in the Nursery School of the School of Home Economics at UNC-G. Having gone through a period of pre-testing, examinations and discussions, coupled with constructive criticisms and suggestions, the instruments for this study were formulated. A panel of judges experienced in the field of Child Development appraised the NSLOS and the NSLRS and gave their final approval.

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Language: English
Date: 1970

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