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Western Michigan University

1980

Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

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A Comparison Of Three Operational Definitions Of Job Satisfaction, Thomas J. Kuieck Aug 1980

A Comparison Of Three Operational Definitions Of Job Satisfaction, Thomas J. Kuieck

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The major purpose of the study was to provide to educational leaders information pertinent to the selection of job satisfaction instruments. The Need Satisfaction Questionnaire created by Porter, as modified by Trusty and Sergiovanni, and the Quality of Employment Job Satisfaction Survey developed by personnel from the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan were compared with the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire developed by Weiss, Dawis, England, and Lofquist to investigate the concurrent validity of the instruments. The study focused primarily on the psychometric aspects of the Need Satisfaction Questionnaire, an instrument used by earlier investigators to assess individuals ...


A Field Study Of Goal-Based And Goal-Free Evaluation Techniques, John W. Evers Apr 1980

A Field Study Of Goal-Based And Goal-Free Evaluation Techniques, John W. Evers

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Educational evaluation theorists propose two methodologies that could be used to assess a project or program's achievements. One method is well established and is called goal-based evaluation. The other has been proposed recently and is called goal-free evaluation. Little information exists about goal-free evaluation in field settings. The problem to be addressed was: What would be the results of a field study that compared the relative utility of operationalized versions of goal-free and goal-based evaluation techniques? The perspective selected to investigate this problem was evaluator/evaluee interactions. This study had two objectives: (1) to develop materials and procedures for ...