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|Title:||Superintendent motivation and satisfaction related to the use of construction management for school facility projects|
|Authors:||Kowalski, Theodore J.|
Coopman, John T.
|Description:||The primary purpose of this study was to determine the use of CM for Indiana school construction projects and the perceived level of superintendents' satisfaction with the performance of CM. More specifically, the following issues were analyzed: (a) of the projects costing two million dollars or more, what percentage used CM in the years 1994 and 1995 compared to the previous two years; (b) to determine if a relationship exists related to the geographical location and enrollment of a school corporation and the decision to use CM; (c) to determine if a relationship exists related to the cost of a project and the decision to use CM; (d) to determine method and amount of CM compensation related to construction cost; (e) to determine superintendents' perceived level of satisfaction with the use of CM; (f) to determine superintendents' perceptions regarding the efficiency and effectiveness of CM.A descriptive survey research procedure was used in this study. The survey instrument was developed by the author following input from a panel of experts. The population of this study was superintendents of Indiana school corporations with school construction projects costing two million dollars or more during the years of 1994 and 1995. Data were collected during March and April 1997. A total of 38 superintendents were identified for the study and a total of 32 usable surveys were returned and analyzed.The findings indicated: (a) more than half of the school construction projects used CM; (b) suburban and rural school districts reported using CM for their projects more often than other geographic classifications; (c) 50% of the superintendents surveyed indicated enrollments of 5,000 or more students; (d) no significant findings were reported for school construction costs and use of CM; (e) nearly two thirds of the superintendents surveyed reported paying a flat fee for CM services; (f) more than 70% of the superintendents surveyed reported the use of CM achieved expected levels of effectiveness and efficiency; (g) more than 70% of the superintendents surveyed reported being at least satisfied with the performance of CM services. In addition, the study offers recommendations for practice and further research.|
|Appears in Collections:||Doctoral Dissertations|
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