Attitudes and characteristics of voters and nonvoters in a school district maintenance and operations budget override election.

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Title:
Attitudes and characteristics of voters and nonvoters in a school district maintenance and operations budget override election.
Author:
Sabers, Donna Schultz.
Issue Date:
1991
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Questionnaires and telephone calls were used to survey registered voters after a school district maintenance and operations budget override election in which 22% of the electorate had voted. Returns from 24% of the nonvoters and 50% of the voters indicated a more supportive sample than was observed in the actual election. Other findings include: (1) Nonvoters who indicated how they would have voted responded similarly across other variables to those actually voting in that direction. (2) The majority of those favoring the override indicated a belief that education is important and is everyone's responsibility. (3) The majority of those opposing the override contended that enough money is available if there were no mismanagement of present funds and resources. (4) Parents who currently have children in District schools voted "yes", but they did not vote in large numbers and their total number is decreasing. (5) Parents whose children attend District schools rated their schools higher than parents in the 22nd Annual Gallup/Kappan Poll. (6) Nonparents in the District rated the schools lower than nonparents in the Gallup/Kappan Poll. (7) Mismanagement was considered the most serious school-related problem and drugs/alcohol the most serious society-related problem. (8) District respondents indicated less concern about drugs and discipline than the respondents in the Gallup/ Kappan Poll, but more concern about poor curriculum/poor standards, mismanagement, and lack of communication. (9) Retired members of the 50 & over group were more likely to vote "yes" than the working 50 & over members. (10) Females voted more than males and voted "yes" by larger margins. (11) District respondents gave similar answers regardless of the method used to collect information.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Dissertations, Academic; Public administration.
Degree Name:
Ed.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Educational Foundations and Administration; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Sacken, Donal M.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAttitudes and characteristics of voters and nonvoters in a school district maintenance and operations budget override election.en_US
dc.creatorSabers, Donna Schultz.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSabers, Donna Schultz.en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractQuestionnaires and telephone calls were used to survey registered voters after a school district maintenance and operations budget override election in which 22% of the electorate had voted. Returns from 24% of the nonvoters and 50% of the voters indicated a more supportive sample than was observed in the actual election. Other findings include: (1) Nonvoters who indicated how they would have voted responded similarly across other variables to those actually voting in that direction. (2) The majority of those favoring the override indicated a belief that education is important and is everyone's responsibility. (3) The majority of those opposing the override contended that enough money is available if there were no mismanagement of present funds and resources. (4) Parents who currently have children in District schools voted "yes", but they did not vote in large numbers and their total number is decreasing. (5) Parents whose children attend District schools rated their schools higher than parents in the 22nd Annual Gallup/Kappan Poll. (6) Nonparents in the District rated the schools lower than nonparents in the Gallup/Kappan Poll. (7) Mismanagement was considered the most serious school-related problem and drugs/alcohol the most serious society-related problem. (8) District respondents indicated less concern about drugs and discipline than the respondents in the Gallup/ Kappan Poll, but more concern about poor curriculum/poor standards, mismanagement, and lack of communication. (9) Retired members of the 50 & over group were more likely to vote "yes" than the working 50 & over members. (10) Females voted more than males and voted "yes" by larger margins. (11) District respondents gave similar answers regardless of the method used to collect information.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectDissertations, Academicen_US
dc.subjectPublic administration.en_US
thesis.degree.nameEd.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Foundations and Administrationen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSacken, Donal M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMedina, Marcello, Jr.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWilson, Richarden_US
dc.identifier.proquest9136865en_US
dc.identifier.oclc710844062en_US
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