INDEPENDENT SCHOOL HEADS: TIME USE, TIME-USE PREFERENCE, AND SATISFACTION OR DISSATISFACTION IN LEADERSHIP ROLE
Wolcott, Ann Elizabeth
Hawley, Willis D.
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Time is a quantifiable element measured by the clock. School leaders have time to use according to the demands of their work. There is little, if any, evidence that the time-use preferences of school leaders are given consideration. This doctoral dissertation (1) examines the time that leaders spend on the responsibilities associated with their work, (2) identifies the leaders' time-use preferences, (3) identifies the school characteristics and personal characteristics of the leaders who participated in the survey instrument, (4) examines the data obtained from the survey, and (5) analyzes the statistics to determine the satisfaction or dissatisfaction of the leaders regarding the use of their time. Results suggest that experienced independent school leaders are satisfied with the way they spend their time at work. Other results concerning satisfaction or dissatisfaction are specifically related to the configuration of the schools' grade levels. This dissertation's results will contribute to the field of independent school research and encourage more research on leaders in Episcopal schools in particular and schools in general.