International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Principals’ Perceptions of Influential Tactics Utilized by School Board Members
Michael J. Bochenko, Donald W. Leech, Nicole M. Gibson, James L. Pate, Gerald R. Siegrist

The perspective of principals, regarding how school board members influence them, indicated the degree to which the school board and principal relationship impacted the decision-making process. The focus of the study examined the utilization of influential tactics relevant to the grade level and geographic location of the school with additional data obtained to identify specific issues receiving the most interest by board members. A single survey instrument was used to collect data from elementary, middle, and high school principals from across the state of Georgia. Principals responded to a 48-item instrument measured on a four-point scale ranging for 0 (Never) to 4 (Always). An overall comparison of principals suggested no group experienced any greater degree of frequency in the use of influential tactics by school board members.

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