Leadership power bases related to satisfaction, compliance, and program quality

Silvia Maria Palenzuela, Florida International University


The dissertation examined prekindergarten teachers' perceptions of their supervisory relationship with their educational specialist, and the effect of the prekindergarten teachers' perceptions on the quality of the High/Scope prekindergarten program. The High/Scope educational specialists use their leader power bases (reward, coercive, legitimate, referent, expert and informational) to influence teachers' perceptions of satisfaction and compliance, as well as teachers' actual compliance with the High/Scope prekindergarten program standards. The correlational relationships between the variables were examined using Analysis of Variance and Multivariate Analysis of Variance. Path Analysis was utilized to analyze variables to determine the validity of the correlational model. Expert, legitimate, referent, and informational power bases of the High/Scope educational specialist were found to be the most influential on attitudinal and behavioral compliance of teachers.

Subject Area

School administration|Preschool education

Recommended Citation

Palenzuela, Silvia Maria, "Leadership power bases related to satisfaction, compliance, and program quality" (2001). ProQuest ETD Collection for FIU. AAI3006862.