Date of Award


Degree Name

Doctor of Education


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. George DePillo

Second Advisor

Dr. Richard Munsterman

Third Advisor

Dr. Uldis Smidchens

Fourth Advisor

Dr. Joanne Hummel


The purpose of this study was to determine if a relationship exists between the score attained on the Teacher Perceiver Interview instrument used in the Chippewa Valley School System and teacher success. Specifically, this study analyzed teacher success by having each respondent complete a self-satisfaction instrument and by having each respondent's immediate supervisor complete an administrative evaluation about the respondent. Results obtained on these instruments were then correlated to the Teacher Perceiver Interview results attained by the respondents at the time of their hire. This correlation was determined by using a Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient.

The sample of teachers used in this study was drawn from those teachers who had a complete Teacher Perceiver Interview score on record, were willing to participate in the study by allowing an administrative rating to be completed about them by their immediate supervisor, were willing to personally complete a self-satisfaction instrument, and would allow this researcher to obtain specific demographic information from their personnel file. Twenty-one elementary and 29 secondary teachers comprised the final sample. The correlation analyses were conducted separately for elementary and secondary teachers.

The study found that a direct relationship exists for elementary teachers between the Teacher Perceiver Interview and administrative ratings as well as between the Teacher Perceiver Interview and self-satisfaction. Relationships for secondary teachers between the Teacher Perceiver Interview and administrative ratings and between the Teacher Perceiver Interview and self-satisfaction were not found.

The results of this study support the use of the Teacher Perceiver Interview process when personnel selection administrators hire elementary teachers. Utilization of the Teacher Perceiver Interview to aid in the hiring of secondary teachers is not recommended since no relationships were supported in this study.

Access Setting

Dissertation-Open Access