BOX 1. Survey Instrument
1. Communication is an important part of being an effective supervisor.
2. Supervisors should be able to resolve conflicts within the department.
3. The ability to teach staff is a quality that supervisors should possess.
4. If there is a performance problem within the department, the supervisor should be able to efficiently
correct the problem.
5. My supervisor is an effective communicator with the staff.
6. My supervisor is able to maintain a stable workplace by resolving conflicts.
7. My supervisor has the ability to teach staff new ideas and techniques.
8. My supervisor promotes a productive workplace through correcting various performance problems.
9. I am currently satisfied in my position.
10. I would recommend this job to a friend.
11. I feel that I will remain in this position for the foreseeable future.
12. My supervisor has a role in my level of job satisfaction.
13. If my supervisor was a more effective communicator, I would have more job satisfaction.
14. If my supervisor taught more effectively, I would be more satisfied in my job.
15. I would be more satisfied with my job if my supervisor effectively dealt with conflict within the workplace.
16. I would have more job satisfaction if my supervisor helped make the workplace more productive
through correcting workplace performance problems.
17. What is your current job title?
All statistical analyses of the survey data were
conducted utilizing nonparametric statistical
techniques. Data were analyzed using two
tailed chi-square tests to determine the statistical significance of the responses. Chi-square
tests are used to test if the standard deviation
of a population is equal to a specified value.
During the statistical analysis, the responses
“agree” and “strongly agree” were combined
as a single response.The responses “disagree,”
“strongly disagree,” and “unsure” were also
combined as a single response for the purpose of analysis of the data.
According to the Louisiana State Radiology
Board, there were 460 possible participants
in this area. There was a 19% response rate
(n = 87). Among the responses, 51% (n =
45) classified themselves as staff technolo-
gists, while 34% (n = 30) classified them-
selves as lead technologists, supervisors,
or department managers. The remaining
12% (n = 11) classified themselves as other.
These respondents listed “educator” as