Research Orientation of Doctoral Students in Educational Administration

George D. Kuh, Martha M. McCarthy

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The purpose of this study was to assess the research orientation of doctoral students in educational administration preparation programs. More specifically, the study sought to determine whether learning experiences during the doctoral program and certain personal variables were associated with research orientation. Prior exposure to research activity wasfound to be related to students' interest in and appreciation of inquiry. (This research was supported in part by a grant from the University Council for Educational Administration, Columbus, Ohio. The authors wish to acknowledge the assistance of Joan M. Beckman in collecting these data.).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-121
Number of pages21
JournalEducational Administration Quarterly
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Public Administration


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