Date of Award

8-1981

Degree Name

Doctor of Education

Department

Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

First Advisor

Dr. Carol Sheffer

Second Advisor

Dr. Thomas Carey

Third Advisor

Dr. Jack Oatley

Fourth Advisor

Dr. Richard Munsterman

Abstract

The purpose of this investigation was to provide evidence for the proposition that when positive attitudes exist between the parties of the collective bargaining process labor peace exists.

Data were generated using the Walton and McKersie Attitude Structuring Model. The instrument used was a questionnaire prepared by Crandall (1976). Two-way ANOVA techniques were employed. Districts were designated by type of labor peace using criteria adopted from the Golden Studies of 1955. The sample population consisted of 30 school districts with 153 administrators, teachers, and board members responding to the instrument.

It was found that there were no interaction effects for the means of the types of respondents and the types of labor peace. Also, there were no significant differences in the scores of administrators, board members, and teacher association members.

The third null hypothesis relating to the type of labor peace was rejected at the .05 level. The districts designated as labor peace had significantly higher mean scores than the districts designated as no labor peace and neither labor peace nor no labor peace.

The following conclusions were drawn from the data analysis. Research Hypothesis 1 stated that differences existed among the attitudes of the respondents and among the types of labor peace. The data from the present investigation could not support the acceptance of this position.

Research Hypothesis 2 stated that differences exist in the attitudes among the types of respondents. Data from this study did not support this position.

Research Hypothesis 3 stated that differences exist among the attitudes of the type of labor peace groups. Support for this position was generated from the data in this study.

Therefore, it is possible to designate school districts as labor peace, no labor peace, and neither labor peace nor no labor peace using the criteria adopted from the Golden Studies and this may be supported through Crandall's instrument. Therefore, based on the population used for this study, support was given to the proposition that there are differences in the attitudes corresponding to school districts designated as labor peace, no labor peace, and neither labor peace nor no labor peace.

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Dissertation-Open Access

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