An instrument to measure organizational trust was developed, and a pilot study was conducted to evaluate the instrument and make appropriate revisions. The 23-item Organizational Trust Measure (OTM) was developed based on the perceptions of 42 doctoral students regarding trust and its role in educational leadership. Content analysis procedures and frequency distributions were used to refine the instrument. Overall, 10 of the original items had item means greater than 4.0. Results will be used to modify the instrument for further study. The original instrument is attached. (Contains 20 references.) (SLD)
Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 24-28, 2000).