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Teacher and Principal Beliefs about Principal Leadership Behavior  

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The purpose of this study was to examine whether or not there is a difference between teacher and principal beliefs about principal leadership behavior using a 360-degree evaluation tool. The study also examined whether the difference between teacher and principal beliefs was related to the status of a school relative to the state growth target…

Morris, Mary Beth

2011-01-01

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Perceptions of Leadership Behaviors by Female Principals in North Carolina  

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|This study was designed to investigate whether significant differences exist among the perceptions of leadership behaviors of female principals in North Carolina using Bolman and Deal's (1984) four frames (structural, human resource, political, and symbolic) for analysis. Participants consisted of 1,245 female principals from elementary,middle,…

McFadden, Cheryl; Maahs-Fladung, Cathy; Beck-Frazier, Susan; Bruckner, Kermit

2009-01-01

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Perceptions of Principal Leadership Behaviors in Massachusetts in the Era of Education Reform  

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Perspectives of principal leadership behavior contribute to how principals and other school leaders understand the role of the principal in an era of significant educational reforms. A Q methodology was used with 30 principals, assistant principals, and other educational administrators working in a variety of roles and different types of districts…

Provost, John; Boscardin, Mary Lynn; Wells, Craig

2010-01-01

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Perceptions of Principal Leadership Behaviors in Massachusetts in the Era of Education Reform  

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|Perspectives of principal leadership behavior contribute to how principals and other school leaders understand the role of the principal in an era of significant educational reforms. A Q methodology was used with 30 principals, assistant principals, and other educational administrators working in a variety of roles and different types of…

Provost, John; Boscardin, Mary Lynn; Wells, Craig

2010-01-01

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The Relationship of Principal Leadership Behaviors with School Climate, Teacher Job Satisfaction, and Student Achievement  

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|The purpose of this research was to determine how leadership behaviors of principals relate to school climate, teachers' job satisfaction, and student achievement. The relationship of leadership to student achievement was measured by the school levels based on the administration of the 2006-2007 Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT). Leadership and…

Williams, Maurice Demond

2009-01-01

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The Relationship between Principal Leadership Skills and School-Wide Positive Behavior Support: An Exploratory Study  

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This study investigated key principal leadership skills associated with socially proactive school environments and examined the relationship between School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS) implementation and increased evidence of those skills. Findings indicated the following: (a) certified staff members and principals from all schools rated…

Richter, Mary Miller; Lewis, Timothy J.; Hagar, John

2012-01-01

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The Relationship between Principals' Leadership Behaviors and Student Academic Performance in Four Classifications of Schools  

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|The study focused on the problem of poor academic performance in elementary schools by examining the relationship between principals' leadership behaviors and student achievement outcomes and the extent to which these behaviors differ according to the poverty and performance characteristics of the school. A review of the effective schools…

Cheatham, Tresa

2010-01-01

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The leadership behaviors of effective elementary school principals  

Microsoft Academic Search

The mandates of the federal law No Child Left Behind , enacted in 2002, have placed tremendous pressure on school principals in this current era of unprecedented accountability. Because of the increasing number of targeted schools, the rigid standards of federal legislation, and the punitive consequences imposed by accountability systems, effective principals are more critical to a school's success than

Mary Jane Golding Hawthorne

2009-01-01

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The Leadership Behaviors of Effective Elementary School Principals  

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|The mandates of the federal law "No Child Left Behind," enacted in 2002, have placed tremendous pressure on school principals in this current era of unprecedented accountability. Because of the increasing number of targeted schools, the rigid standards of federal legislation, and the punitive consequences imposed by accountability systems,…

Hawthorne, Mary Jane Golding

2009-01-01

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An Investigation of Principals' Leadership Orientations.  

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Effective school leadership requires an understanding of the tension between the technical and symbolic aspects of leadership. This paper presents findings of a study that examined principals' self-reported leadership orientations. A survey (the Principal Behavior Inventory) mailed to 865 secondary principals at Ohio public and private schools…

Reed, Patricia; Smith, Michael; Beekley, Cynthia

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Technological Leadership Behavior of Elementary School Principals in the Process of Supply and Use of Educational Technologies  

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|The purpose of this study is to examine the technological leadership behaviors of Turkish elementary school regarding the supply and use of educational technologies based on the national educational technology standards developed and approved for school principals in many countries. The study was carried out with 870 elementary school principals

Sisman Eren, Esra; Kurt, Adile Askim

2011-01-01

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Transformational leadership and the elementary school principal  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to establish a link between transformational leadership behavior in principals and increased student learning measured by Indiana's annual achievement test. A secondary focus was to determine if transformational leadership led to increased levels of teacher satisfaction, willingness to give extra effort, and subordinate perception of principal effectiveness. This study was conducted in Indiana elementary

Margaret Ellen Hoernemann

1998-01-01

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Explaining Perceptions of Principal Leadership Behaviors that Enhance Middle School Teacher Self-Efficacy: A Mixed Methods Study  

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Teachers are primarily responsible for the educational achievement of all students. Past research has shown that Teacher Self-Efficacy plays a large role in academic success of students. This study investigates various levels of teacher efficacy and the individual perceptions of teacher in regards to principal leadership behaviors, specifically,…

Charf, Michelle R.

2009-01-01

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Authentic Leadership Behaviors of Secondary School Principals and Job Satisfaction of the Multigenerational Teacher Workforce  

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|Purpose: The purpose of the study was to determine to what extent multigenerational teachers: (a) perceive that their secondary school principal demonstrates the following dimensions of authentic leadership: heart, values, purpose, relationship building, and self-discipline; (b) reveal a difference by generation in the importance they assign to…

Sinclair, Maureen

2010-01-01

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The Impact of Principal Leadership Behaviors on the Efficacy of New and Experienced Middle School Teachers  

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|There is a positive relationship between high levels of teacher efficacy and increased student achievement as well as a positive link between principal behavior and teacher efficacy. A diverse group of middle school teachers from a mid-Atlantic state were surveyed. Responses from 366 teachers were analyzed to determine whether various principal

Walker, Jeff; Slear, Sharon

2011-01-01

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The Application of the Management Behavior Survey to the Measurement of Principal Leadership Behaviors  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports on the application of Yukl's (1981) Management Behavior Survey in an educational setting (a sample of 47 elementary schools). The instrument is designed to tap 23 categories of managerial behavior. Detailed methodological information is provided. The purpose of this paper was to discuss three problems encountered with the instrument: (a) lack of response; (b) interrater disagreement; and

W. W. Charters; Nancy J. Pitner

1986-01-01

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Transformational Leadership: Principals, Leadership Teams, and School Culture.  

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The purpose of this study was to develop an understanding of the relationships among principal transformational leadership, school leadership-team transformational leadership, and school culture. Twelve middle schools composed the sample population. Three surveys were used, each one focusing on collecting data related to principal leadership, team…

Lucas, Stephen Earl; Valentine, Jerry Wayne

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Instructional, Transformational, and Managerial Leadership and Student Achievement: High School Principals Make a Difference  

Microsoft Academic Search

This statewide study examined the relationships between principal managerial, instructional, and transformational leadership and student achievement in public high schools. Differences in student achievement were found when schools were grouped according to principal leadership factors. Principal leadership behaviors promoting instructional and curriculum improvement were linked to achievement. Within transformational leadership, the principal’s ability to identify a vision and provide an

Jerry W. Valentine; Mike Prater

2011-01-01

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Jordanian School Counselors' Leadership Behaviors  

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|The purpose of this study was to identify the degree to which Jordanian school counselors were seen by teachers and principals to possess and display leadership behaviors related to Bolman and Deal's (1997) transformational "four framework approach" to leadership. This was based on the view that such leadership would relate to counselors'…

Alsmadi, Rana; Mahasneh, Randa

2011-01-01

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Literacy Principal's...Literacy Coaches' Perceptions of Principal's Literacy Leadership  

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|The purpose of this study was to investigate the instructional leadership of the principal on literacy initiatives as it relates to student achievement. It examined literacy coaches' perceptions of how a principal's instructional leadership relates to teachers' literacy curriculum. The study also examined whether South Carolina principals' level…

Lofton, Michael

2009-01-01

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Principals: Catalysts for Promoting Student Leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

The role of the principal is pivotal in the development of student leadership within schools. As well as assuming a heavy administrative workload and undertaking numerous complex and time-absorbing responsibilities, the principal plays a significant part in facilitating student leadership development initiatives—in essence, this person becomes the steward of student leadership. This stewardship most often takes one of two forms:

Shane D Lavery; Gregory S C Hine

2012-01-01

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A Study of Principals' Instructional Leadership Behaviors and Beliefs of Good Pedagogical Practice among Effective California High Schools Serving Socioeconomically Disadvantaged and English Learners  

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|This mixed methods descriptive and causal-comparative study investigates what instructional leadership behaviors effective California high school principals have and what their beliefs are in regards to pedagogy, related issues, and professional issues, either constructivist or instructivist in nature, in the environment of the current NCLB…

Peariso, Jamon Frederick

2011-01-01

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A Study of the Relationship between Second-Order Change Leadership Behaviors of Principals and School Grades of Florida Title I Elementary Schools  

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|The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between second-order change leadership behaviors and the grade assigned to schools in large urban districts by the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE). A total of 101 Title I elementary school principals from large urban school districts with 60+% students on Free and Reduced School…

La Cava, Gonzalo Sebastian

2009-01-01

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School Leadership Stability, Principal Moves, and Departures: Evidence from Missouri  

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|Purpose: The objective of this study is to investigate and characterize principals' backgrounds, individual and school level factors associated with leadership stability, and principal career paths and exit behaviors in Missouri. Method: In this study, the authors construct two data sets of practicing school principals in the state of Missouri:…

Baker, Bruce D.; Punswick, Eric; Belt, Charles

2010-01-01

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An Examination of the Relationship Between Servant-Leadership Behavior of the Elementary School Principal, School Climate and Student Achievement as Measured by the 4th grade Mathematics and Reading Michigan Educational Assessment Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to determine what relationship exists between the servant-leadership behavior of the elementary school principal, school climate, and student achievement. Data were collected through the use of two survey instruments. The (Revised) Servant-Leadership Profile: 360 (SLP-R: 360), developed by Page and Wong (2000), was used to assess principals’ perceptions of their servant-leadership behavior. To assess

Ryan L Cunningham

2008-01-01

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Models of Successful Principal Leadership  

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This article provides an Australian perspective on successful school leadership that focuses on case studies in two states (Tasmania and Victoria). Case studies for each state were developed independently and are reported separately. Two models of successful school leadership are outlined and compared, with the models, showing a remarkable degree…

Gurr, David; Drysdale, Lawrie; Mulford, Bill

2006-01-01

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Investigation of Tacit Knowledge in Principal Leadership  

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|This study investigated how tacit knowledge was used by expert and novice principals during problem-solving situations. Through the use of a phenomenological, qualitative approach, novice principals were compared with expert principals as both went about their daily tasks of school leadership. Results of the study contribute to the research on…

St. Germain, Lorraine; Quinn, David M.

2005-01-01

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Principals + Algebra (- Fear) = Instructional Leadership  

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|Recent state legislation in Michigan mandates that all graduating seniors successfully pass algebra I and II. Numerous initiatives have been enacted to help mathematics teachers meet this challenge, yet school principals have had little preparation for the necessary curricular and instructional changes. To address this unmet need,…

Carver, Cynthia L.

2010-01-01

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Principal Succession: Establishing Leadership in Schools.  

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|Succession in administrative positions can affect leadership at a school and educational effectiveness. This book examines succession not as an event, but as a complex social process marked by interactions among a school's faculty and their new principal. The first three chapters comprise the first section and cover the foundations of leader…

Hart, Ann Weaver

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Leadership practices of successful middle school principals  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This study aims to be one in a series examining the leadership best practices of school principals as they lead in an accountability- and standards-driven school environment. The lack of research and necessity to find successful practices to improve student achievement highlight the need for this study. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – An inductive exploratory study was designed to provide insight

Karen Leigh Sanzo; Whitney H. Sherman; Jennifer Clayton

2011-01-01

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PRINCIPALS' AND TEACHERS' PERCEPTIONS OF CRITICAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to investigate principals' and teachers' perceptions of critical leadership skills for elementary principals and to examine if there were any significant difference in perceptions of critical leadership skills between elementary teachers and principal. The Elementary Principals' Critical Leadership Skills Survey was used to collect the data for this study. Completed surveys were received from

Dianne M. Kochamba; Richard K. Murray

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Principals' leadership style and school climate: teachers' perspectives from Malaysia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between secondary school teachers' perception of principal leadership style (specifically transformational and transactional leadership styles) and school climate. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire was used to assess the transformational and transactional leadership styles of principals. Climate data were obtained using the School Level Environment Questionnaire. The theoretical

Adel Tajasom; Zainal Ariffin Ahmad

2011-01-01

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Principal Leadership in Hong Kong Christian Secondary Schools after 1997.  

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|This thesis proposal investigates principal leadership in Hong Kong Christian secondary schools after the turnover of Hong Kong to China in July 1997. Principal and teacher perceptions will be used to describe three aspects of leadership: the leadership role of the principal; the changes, if any, to that role due to the turnover; and the degree…

Yu, Chuen Ying Connie

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Assessing the Instructional Leadership of Secondary School Principals in Thailand  

Microsoft Academic Search

While research in Western societies has found that principal leadership is usually a necessary condition for school improvement, there remains a dearth of research on how principals provide instructional leadership in developing countries. This study sought to address this need by adapting the PIMRS (Hallinger, 1984a), an instrument designed to assess principal instructional leadership. The PIMRS was translated and administered

Philip Hallinger; Patchanee Taraseina; Jack Miller

1994-01-01

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Transformational Leadership and the Leadership Performance of Oregon Secondary School Principals  

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|A study of 118 secondary school principals in Oregon was conducted to examine the relationship of transformational leadership to secondary school principals' leadership performance. This study measured the transformational leadership of secondary school principals in Oregon using the "Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (5X-Short)" (Avolio &…

Breaker, Jason Lee

2009-01-01

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Female Middle School Principals' Voices: Implications for School Leadership Preparation  

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|This study was an attempt to add the voices of women to the discourse of school leadership. It focused on the nature of the middle school leadership experiences of three female middle school principals, their social interactions based on gender role expectations and their own leadership perspectives. Findings suggest that middle school leadership

Jones, Cathy; Ovando, Martha; High, Cynthia

2009-01-01

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Discriminate analysis gender public school principal servant leadership differences  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper seeks to apply discriminate analysis to determine principal's leadership styles differences between genders in USA Midwest public schools. A distinction is to be made between “servant” (seen as aligned with emotional intelligence) and “traditional” (or top-down) leadership. The debate between the traditional (or, top-down) leadership approach, versus the servant (which is seen as aligned with emotional

Max Fridell; Rebecca Newcom Belcher; Phillip E. Messner

2009-01-01

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Explorations in Principal Leadership across an Array of School Types.  

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The centrality of school leadership as a necessary element for school success is a well-determined part of the educational leadership research canon. Although school leadership is broad-based and includes many factors, the central role the principal plays is most often seen as a pivot around which much of a school's progress depends. However, it…

Portin, Bradley S.

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Examination of Leadership Practices of Principals Identified as Servant Leaders  

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The purpose of this study was to examine the leadership practices of principals identified as servant leaders. The conceptual framework used to access the leadership behaviours was the leadership practices advocated by Kouzes and Posner. Statistical analysis included a multivariate test to determine if the demographic variables were significantly…

Taylor, Tim; Martin, Barbara N.; Hutchinson, Sandy; Jinks, Michael

2007-01-01

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The Effects of Principals' Leadership Styles, Teacher Efficacy, and Teachers' Trust in Their Principals on Student Achievement  

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|The purpose of the study was to determine the relationship between the principals' leadership behavioral style, teacher' efficacious beliefs, and teachers' trust in the principal to the schools' graduation rate, the ACT and TCAP writing assessment school-wide averages, and the AYP English/reading and AYP mathematics school-wide. Working on the…

Bozman, Charles E., Sr.

2011-01-01

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The Leadership Practices of Middle and High School Principals.  

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As educators continue to restructure schools to better meet the needs of society, the principal's effective leadership practices become paramount. This report of a descriptive study of principals in a large urban school district examines the differences in middle-school and high-school teachers' perceptions of the leadership practices of…

Leech, Donald W.; Fulton, C. Ray

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The Principal: Creative Leadership for Effective Schools. Third Edition.  

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|Although leadership should not be thought of as manifest only in the acts of a single person, the school principal is the person who arranges the organizational conditions. To help future and present school principals, issues behind leadership and the management aspects of the principalship are presented. The book combines theory and practice,…

Ubben, Gerald C.; Hughes, Larry W.

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Jefferson Parish Principals' Instructional Leadership Project, 1984-87.  

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A long term leadership development project for Jefferson Parish, Louisiana principals is outlined in this paper. The project model emphasized peer networking as a primary process component for developing instructional leadership of principals. In the first year, three activities were implemented: (1) concerns-based meetings; (2) a workshop series;…

Kline, William

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PRINCIPAL'S INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP AND SCHOOL'S ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEM  

Microsoft Academic Search

The main purpose of this study was to determine whether relationships and differences existed between elementary school teachers' ratings of their respective elementary school principals' instructional leadership and their schools' organizational systems. Furthermore, this study sought to determine whether differences existed between elementary teachers' ratings of their principal's instructional leadership, based upon their ratings of their school's organizational system, in

CHARLES RAYMOND SMITH

1984-01-01

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Perceptions of women principalsleadership and teachers’ work attitudes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Investigates the relationship between perceptions of women principalsleadership (in terms of sex-role orientation and leadership functions) and teachers’ work attitudes (in terms of sense of efficacy, sense of community and sense of professional interest) by controlling teachers’ personal demographics in a sample of teachers under the administration of women principals in secondary schools. Gives the results of Pearson and

Lai Ching Shum; Yin Cheong Cheng

1997-01-01

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Principal Leadership for Technology-enhanced Learning in Science  

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Reforms such as technology-enhanced instruction require principal leadership. Yet, many principals report that they need help to guide implementation of science and technology reforms. We identify strategies for helping principals provide this leadership. A two-phase design is employed. In the first phase we elicit principals' varied ideas about the Technology-enhanced Learning in Science (TELS) curriculum materials being implemented by teachers in their schools, and in the second phase we engage principals in a leadership workshop designed based on the ideas they generated. Analysis uses an emergent coding scheme to categorize principals' ideas, and a knowledge integration framework to capture the development of these ideas. The analysis suggests that principals frame their thinking about the implementation of TELS in terms of: principal leadership, curriculum, educational policy, teacher learning, student outcomes and financial resources. They seek to improve their own knowledge to support this reform. The principals organize their ideas around individual school goals and current political issues. Principals prefer professional development activities that engage them in reviewing curricula and student work with other principals. Based on the analysis, this study offers guidelines for creating learning opportunities that enhance principals' leadership abilities in technology and science reform.

Gerard, Libby F.; Bowyer, Jane B.; Linn, Marcia C.

2008-02-01

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Leading Schools through a Generational Lens: Perceptions of Principals' Change Leadership Disaggregated by Principal Generation  

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|The purpose of this descriptive quantitative study was to investigate possible differences in school leadership within a change process, as perceived by teachers. Grouped by generation, this study investigated principals' perceptions of change order and that of their teachers, as well as how their teachers perceived their principal's leadership

Kuhn, Matthew Scott

2012-01-01

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Successful principal leadership: Australian case studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to provide an Australian perspective on successful school leadership. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper focuses on case studies in two Australian states (Tasmania and Victoria). Case studies for each state were developed independently and are reported separately. Findings – The findings show a remarkable degree of commonality demonstrating that the core aspects of successful school leadership

David Gurr; Lawrie Drysdale; Bill Mulford

2005-01-01

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The relationship between principal leadership style and teacher job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between principal leadership style (perceived by both teachers and principals) and teacher's job satisfaction.^ The sample utilized in this study consisted of 484 public school teachers and 27 building principals in the tri-county metro Detroit area of Michigan. There was an elementary school, middle school, and high school randomly selected

Douglas A Benit

1991-01-01

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Elementary School Principals' Work Behavior  

Microsoft Academic Search

The work behavior of five elementary school principals was examined using Mintzberg's structured observation technique. The principals' activities exhibited the intensity, variety, and fragmentation typical of administrator work. Compared with secondary principals in an earlier study, the elementary principals' pace was less hectic, and they spent more time on the instructional program. They also exhibited many individual differences. The authors

John T. Kmetz; Donald J. Willower

1982-01-01

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Principal Leadership for Special Education: An Ethical Framework  

Microsoft Academic Search

Current federal policies have changed leadership practices in schools and ushered in an era of public accountability for the educational performance of all students, including students who have disabilities. In this discussion, a former special education director reflects on changes in professional practice and comments on the administration of programs for students who have disabilities with reference to principals' leadership

Carl Lashley

2007-01-01

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An Exploration of Two Female Principals' Leadership in Mainland China  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore two dimensions of leadership practices (i.e. teaching and learning and sources of power) used by two exemplary principals in mainland China against a background of education reform and to identify how broader contextual factors have shaped these two dimensions of their leadership.…

Zhong, Wanjuan; Ehrich, Lisa Catherine

2010-01-01

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Leadership Succession: Reflections of a New Principal.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A case study of leadership succession in the principalship, exploring succession as experienced by the successor, indicated that succession is an interactive experience encompassing a variety of personal, social, and environmental issues. (Author/CB)|

Hart, Ann Weaver

1987-01-01

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Relation of principal transformational leadership to school staff job satisfaction, staff turnover, and school performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the present study, the direct effect of principal transformational leadership to school staff turnover and school performance was examined, in addition to its indirect effect through school staff job satisfaction. Survey data were obtained from elementary school staff and students, and school-aggregated student achievement test scores were obtained from school archives. Results showed that staff reports of principal behaviors

James Griffith

2004-01-01

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Leadership Effects: School Principals and Student Outcomes  

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|We identify the effect of individual high school principals on graduation rates and English exam scores using an administrative data set of grade 12 students in BC Canada. Many principals were rotated across schools by districts, permitting isolation of the effect of principals from the effect of schools. We estimate the variance of the…

Coelli, Michael; Green, David A.

2012-01-01

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Successful Principal Leadership: Australian Case Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This paper aims to provide an Australian perspective on successful school leadership. Design/methodology/approach: The paper focuses on case studies in two Australian states (Tasmania and Victoria). Case studies for each state were developed independently and are reported separately. Findings: The findings show a remarkable degree of…

Gurr, David; Drysdale, Lawrie; Mulford, Bill

2005-01-01

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Proper Human Relationships: Korean Principals' Leadership Styles.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In an attempt to better understand the values that Korean educational administrators associate with leadership, researchers surveyed a random sample of 292 subjects in South Korea in the spring of 2000. Using several well-tested instruments, the researchers were able to report findings of relevance to scholars interested in cultural influences on…

Bryant, Miles; Son, Jong Ho

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The effects of principals' leadership styles, teacher efficacy, and teachers' trust in their principals on student achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the study was to determine the relationship between the principals' leadership behavioral style, teacher' efficacious beliefs, and teachers' trust in the principal to the schools' graduation rate, the ACT and TCAP writing assessment school-wide averages, and the AYP English\\/reading and AYP mathematics school-wide. Working on the previous studies by Bandura, Tschannen-Moran, and Goddard, the research design has

Charles E. Bozman

2011-01-01

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Principal Leadership for Professional Development to Build School Capacity  

Microsoft Academic Search

Based on a multiyear, qualitative study of urban elementary schools, this article examines the extent to which and the ways in which principal leadership for professional development at four schools addressed three aspects of school organizational capacity: teachers' knowledge, skills, and dispositions; professional community; and program coherence. Findings from the study indicate that effective principals can sustain high levels of

Peter Youngs; M. Bruce King

2002-01-01

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Co-Principals: A Double Dose of Leadership.  

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|Describes benefits of a leadership team consisting of co-principals and an assistant principal at two elementary schools in Mansfield, Massachusetts, the goal of which is to reduce time devoted to management and increase time devoted to instructional activities. (PKP)|

Chirichello, Michael

2003-01-01

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School Principals' Technology Leadership Competency and Technology Coordinatorship  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this study is to determine the primary and high school principals' competency in technology leadership and so to define implications for advanced competency. The population of the study was formed by 134 school principals in Maltepe and Kadikoy districts in Istanbul. On account of the fact that population was reachable, no specific…

Banoglu, Koksal

2011-01-01

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Principal Leadership for Special Education: Perceptions of Principals and Directors of Special Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions of public school leaders about principal leadership for special education in ten leadership categories: understanding law and policy, using data to improve teacher performance, using data to improve student performance, creating an inclusive culture, collaborating with families,…

Duncan, Angela Bost

2010-01-01

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Principal Leadership: Factors Sustaining Successful School Innovation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study examines how urban school principals lead schools that make a difference for children in challenging settings. This research delves deeply into the experiences of three urban public school principals in the School District of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, who used technology as an avenue to improve educational options for their students.…

Alvarez, Cristina Candelaria

2010-01-01

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Do teachers, principals, and superintendents perceive leadership the same way?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) was used in this study to determine the extent to which teachers, principals, and superintendents\\u000a perceive the leadership construct in the same way. The researchers found that the two-factor model fits the principal group\\u000a and particularly the superintendent group better than does the four-factor model. The principals and particularly the superintendents\\u000a appear to have a more

Liliana Rodríguez-Campos; Rigoberto Rincones-Gómez; Jianping Shen

2008-01-01

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A Descriptive, Ex Post Facto Study of the Leadership Behaviors of Three Southern California Elementary School Principals in High-Performing Schools  

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|Purpose: The purpose was to identify whether the principals in three Southern California schools that have sustained API scores of at least 900 and state and similar schools ranking of a 10 for three or more consecutive years, demonstrate the eleven behaviors outlined by Marzano, Waters, and McNulty, in successfully achieving second-order change.…

Nagy, Amy L.

2011-01-01

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Leadership for Literacy Coaching: The Principal’s Role in Launching a New Coaching Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose: This study investigated the relationship between principal leadership and variation in teachers’ participation in a new literacy coaching program: Content-Focused Coaching® (CFC). Research design: Twenty-nine schools were randomly assigned to participate in the CFC program or to serve as a comparison. Interviews were conducted with elementary school principals and coaches, and teachers completed surveys describing their experiences with their

Lindsay Clare Matsumura; Mary Sartoris; Donna DiPrima Bickel; Helen E. Garnier

2009-01-01

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Models of Successful Principal Leadership: Victorian Case Studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article provides an Australian perspective on successful school leadership that focuses on nine case studies from the\\u000a state of Victoria. The study shows the significant contributions principals make to schools, particularly in the areas of\\u000a capacity building, and teaching and learning. Characteristics and qualities of the principals identified showed a common and\\u000a consistent set of personal traits, behaviours, values

David Gurr; Lawrie Drysdale

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Connecting Principal Leadership, Teacher Collaboration, and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this paper was to test the relationship between principal leadership and teacher collaboration around instructional improvement to determine whether these measures were statistically related and whether, together, they were associated with academic achievement in elementary schools. Data were obtained from 1,600 teachers in 96…

Goddard, Yvonne L.; Miller, Robert; Larsen, Ross; Goddard, Roger; Madsen, Jean; Schroeder, Patricia

2010-01-01

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Principals Leading Learning: Developing and Applying a Leadership Framework  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article addresses the way in which principals can contribute to closing the unacceptable gap in literacy achievement in Australia for low socio-economic status (SES) students by connecting leadership work more directly with the conditions which influence teaching and learning. It draws upon the outcomes of a project funded under the…

Dempster, Neil

2012-01-01

70

Professional Development of Principals: An Alignment Study of the Master Principal Institute's Curriculum with Effective Leadership Practices for School Improvement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The two-fold purpose of the study was to determine whether or not the Arkansas Leadership Academy's Master Principal Institute's (MPI) five curriculum content standards were aligned with the literature of effective educational leadership practices, and to ascertain if there were significant relationships among the principals' leadership practices…

Haynes, Brenda J.

2010-01-01

71

The Relationship between Principal Leadership and Teacher Collaboration in Turkish Primary Schools: A Multilevel Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the current study is to reveal the relationship between the specific leadership behaviors of principals and teacher collaboration in Turkish primary schools, controlling for several school characteristics, such as school size and average class size, and the demographic characteristics of teachers, such as level of education and…

Gumus, Sedat; Bulut, Okan; Bellibas, Mehmet Sukru

2013-01-01

72

Enhancing Education through Technology: Principal Leadership for Technology Integration in Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Principals need to acquire understanding of, and proficiency in, technology skills and integration to be effective instructional leaders. As issues concerning the lack of systemic change in school reform and technology integration persist, little research has been published concerning the extent to which technology leadership behaviors identified…

Rivard, Lisa R.

2010-01-01

73

The Relationship between Principal Leadership and Teacher Collaboration in Turkish Primary Schools: A Multilevel Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of the current study is to reveal the relationship between the specific leadership behaviors of principals and teacher collaboration in Turkish primary schools, controlling for several school characteristics, such as school size and average class size, and the demographic characteristics of teachers, such as level of education and…

Gumus, Sedat; Bulut, Okan; Bellibas, Mehmet Sukru

2013-01-01

74

Enhancing education through technology: Principal leadership for technology integration in schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Principals need to acquire understanding of, and proficiency in, technology skills and integration to be effective instructional leaders. As issues concerning the lack of systemic change in school reform and technology integration persist, little research has been published concerning the extent to which technology leadership behaviors identified in the National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators (NETS-A; International Society for Technology

Lisa R Rivard

2010-01-01

75

Enhancing Education through Technology: Principal Leadership for Technology Integration in Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Principals need to acquire understanding of, and proficiency in, technology skills and integration to be effective instructional leaders. As issues concerning the lack of systemic change in school reform and technology integration persist, little research has been published concerning the extent to which technology leadership behaviors identified…

Rivard, Lisa R.

2010-01-01

76

Teachers' Perceptions of the Dimensions and Implementation of Technology Leadership of Principals in Taiwanese Elementary Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Principals' technology leadership is strongly correlated with teachers' integration of educational technology, and technology leadership is necessary for effective utilization of technology in schooling. The article describes a study that empirically investigated teachers' perceptions of elementary schools principals' technology leadership practice in seven cities in Taiwan for understanding the implementation of technology leadership. This study used structural equation modeling with

I-hua Chang; Joseph M. Chin; Cheng-mei Hsu

2008-01-01

77

Relationship among school characteristics, principal's characteristics and leadership style, and achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The relationships among school principals' leadership style(s), selected school variables, school principals' personal demographic variables, and school achievement were investigated. The school principals' leadership styles were defined by scores in the Leadership Orientations Profile. The selected school variables were percentages of Black and Hispanic students, number of students enrolled, and students on the free\\/reduced lunch program. The selected personal variables

Lorna A. Escoffery

2004-01-01

78

Images of Leadership and their Effect Upon School Principals' Performance  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of the present study is to identify how school principals perceive their world and how their perceptions influence their effectiveness as managers and leaders. The principals' views of their world were categorised into four different metaphorical ways of describing the workings of organisations: (1) the structural model (organisations as machines); (2) the human-resource model (organisations as organisms); (3) the political model (organisations as political systems); (4) the symbolic model (organisations as cultural patterns and clusters of myths and symbols). The results reveal that the best predictors of school principals' effectiveness as managers, according to their own assessments and teachers' reports, are the structural and human resource models, while the best predictors of effective leadership are the political and human-resource models.

Gaziel, Haim

2003-09-01

79

Leadership Standards in Action: The School Principal as Servant-Leader  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Leadership Standards In Action: The School Principal as Servant-Leader" is a powerful resource for aspiring principals, practicing principals, district leadership, and university faculty. The book responsibly unpacks the metaphor of principal as servant leader to the school's people and purpose. As a framework, the six ISLLC Standards of…

Brumley, Cade

2011-01-01

80

Emotional Intelligence: The Contribution to Leadership Skills in Female Catholic Elementary School Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Past research was not clear what the relationship was between emotional intelligence (EI) and leadership style for school principals. This researcher examined EI and its contribution to leadership skills of 22 female Catholic elementary school principals. The method included a self-reported questionnaire of leadership style and EI to explore if…

Dziewior, Jane M.

2009-01-01

81

The Effects of Servant Leadership Behaviours of School Principals on Teachers’ Job Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the effects of servant leadership behaviours of primary school principals on teacher job satisfaction. The population of this study is 29 primary schools in Düzce, Turkey. Data were collected from 595 teachers working in primary schools in Düzce province of Turkey. Servant leadership behaviours of principals were determined with the servant leadership scale developed by Laub (1999)

Yusuf Cerit

2009-01-01

82

A Study of Technology Leadership among Elementary Public School Principals in Miami-Dade County  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Technology leadership is a strong part of principal leadership, which is essential to the successful technology integration in schools. However, research is limited in the area of principals' technology leadership and their professional development needs. Therefore, the purpose of this descriptive study is to examine Miami-Dade County elementary…

Grey-Bowen, Judith E.

2010-01-01

83

Factors Affecting the Transformational Leadership Role of Principals in Implementing ICT in Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Leadership is an important factor in the effective implementation of technology in schools. This study examines the transformational leadership role of principals to determine whether transformational leadership role of principals in ICT implementation in schools is influenced by the computer competence, level of computer use, and professional…

Afshari, Mojgan; Bakar, Kamariah Abu; Luan, Wong Su; Siraj, Saedah

2012-01-01

84

Principal Leadership and Teacher Motivation under High-Stakes Accountability Policies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article examines principal leadership and teacher motivation in schools under accountability sanctions. The conceptual framework is grounded in research on expectancy theory and transformational leadership. The study involves a survey of Chicago teachers and indicates that principal instructional leadership and support for change are…

Finnigan, Kara S.

2010-01-01

85

Leadership styles and Deming's behavior factors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although total quality management scholars, including W. Edwards Deming, consider leadership to be important, there has been little work which considers linkages between specific leadership styles and TQM behaviors\\/policies. This paper examines the relationship between a full range of leadership styles (Bass & Avolio, 1994) including laissez-faire, management-by-exceptionpassive, management-by-exception-active, transactional and transformational leadership, and five specific TQM behavior factors derived

John J. Sosik; Shelley D. Dionne

1997-01-01

86

Principals' leadership and teachers' motivation : Self-determination theory analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between educational leadership and teacher's motivation. The research described here was anchored in the convergence of two fundamental theories of leadership and motivation: the full range model of leadership and self-determination theory. The central hypotheses were that transformational leadership would predict autonomous motivation among teachers, whereas transactional leadership

Ori Eyal; Guy Roth

2011-01-01

87

Teachers' Ratings of Effective Principal Leadership: A Comparison of Magnet and Nonmagnet Elementary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examines teachers' ratings of effective principal leadership in magnet and nonmagnet schools. Teachers in nonmagnet schools rated principals more effective than did teacher in magnet schools. Principals' efforts to deal with lower student SES, permeable school boundaries, and larger school size may account for their lower rating of leadership

Hausman, Charles S.; Goldring, Ellen B.

2001-01-01

88

Principals' and Teachers' Perspectives on Effective Leadership Activities in High-Poverty Middle Schools in Texas  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to examine teachers' and principals' perceptions of leadership activities occurring on their campus. Survey methodology was used to gather data from 469 teachers and principals from high-poverty middle schools in Texas. The results of this study found that principals and teachers do not agree on leadership activities…

Nelson, Cheryl A.

2010-01-01

89

Principals' and Teachers' Perspectives on Effective Leadership Activities in High-Poverty Middle Schools in Texas  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine teachers' and principals' perceptions of leadership activities occurring on their campus. Survey methodology was used to gather data from 469 teachers and principals from high-poverty middle schools in Texas. The results of this study found that principals and teachers do not agree on leadership activities…

Nelson, Cheryl A.

2010-01-01

90

How Does a Community of Principals Develop Leadership for Technology-Enhanced Science?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Active principal leadership can help sustain and scale science curriculum reform. This study illustrates how principal leadership developed in a professional learning community to support a technology-enhanced science curriculum reform funded by the National Science Foundation. Seven middle school and high school principals in one urban-fringe…

Gerard, Libby F.; Bowyer, Jane B.; Linn, Marcia C.

2010-01-01

91

Investigation on principals leadership of educational technology in elementary and secondary school  

Microsoft Academic Search

Principal leadership is a multi-dimension conception, educational technology leadership is a new direction to adapt school development for principal in information age,Which turn into one of the important factors in e-education and school development. By stratified sampling and with the Likert scale, This study analyse the actuality and level of educational technology leadership of principal in the process of e-education,

Wu Haiyan; Wang Youmei

2011-01-01

92

Leadership Behaviors at Air War College.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

As the level of job responsibility increases, leaders may need to emphasize different leadership behaviors (Jacobs and Jacques, 1987). These behaviors tend to be hierarchical, with different behaviors needed at the direct, organizational, and strategic le...

L. M. Benson

1998-01-01

93

Instructional Leadership and the School Principal: A Passing Fancy that Refuses to Fade Away  

Microsoft Academic Search

One lasting legacy of the effective schools movement was the institutionalization of the term “instructional leadership” into the vocabulary of educational administration. Evidence from other recent reviews of the literature on principal leadership (e.g., Hallinger, 2001; Hallinger & Heck 1996; Southworth, 2002) suggest that twenty years later, the instructional leadership construct is still alive in the domains of policy, research,

Philip Hallinger

2005-01-01

94

Self-knowledge, capacity and sensitivity : Prerequisites to authentic leadership by school principals  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The article proposes three prerequisites to authentic leadership by school principals: self-knowledge, a capacity for moral reasoning, and sensitivity to the orientations of others. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A conceptual framework, based on research on the valuation processes of school principals and their strategic responses to ethical dilemmas, is used as a practice grounded approach to describing authentic leadership and

Paul T. Begley

2006-01-01

95

The Effects of Servant Leadership Behaviours of School Principals on Teachers' Job Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the effects of servant leadership behaviours of primary school principals on teacher job satisfaction. The population of this study is 29 primary schools in Duzce, Turkey. Data were collected from 595 teachers working in primary schools in Duzce province of Turkey. Servant leadership behaviours of principals were determined…

Cerit, Yusuf

2009-01-01

96

Relationship between Principal Leadership and the Implementation of a Proficiency Based Graduation System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This research study investigated the relationship between high school principals. perceptions of their leadership and the implementation of the Rhode Island diploma system. The study also explored the changing nature of the role of principal in relation to the Proficiency Based Graduation Requirements (PBGR) and leadership skills used by…

Whaley, Michael

2011-01-01

97

Consistency of Principals' Leadership Styles and Teachers' Perceptions in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The consistency of principals' self-perceptions of their leadership styles with those of their teachers is determined in this study. Other focuses include differences between elementary and secondary teachers' perceptions of their principals' leadership styles and gender differences in such perceptions. The Leader Effectiveness and Adaptability…

Quitugua, Jacqueline A.

98

Values Congruence: Its Effect on Perceptions of Montana Elementary School Principal Leadership Practices and Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the relationship between principal and teacher values congruence and perceived principal leadership practices. Additionally, this study considered the relationship between values congruence, leadership practices, and student achievement. The perceptions teachers hold regarding their…

Zorn, Daniel Roy

2010-01-01

99

Teacher Ratings of Principal Applicants: The Significance of Gender and Leadership Style  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper focuses on the results of a study examining the relationship among gender, leadership style and principal selection. A sample of 64 Arizona elementary teachers participated in the study. Key issues related to gender and leadership style were identified through a literature review, teacher ratings of four fictitious principals, coded…

Burdick, Deborah; Danzig, Arnold

2006-01-01

100

Teacher's perception of the leadership effectiveness of female and male principals  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated teachers' perceptions of leadership effectiveness of female principals compared to male principals. The sample group were teachers from a school district in Middle Tennessee. The survey instrument for this study was the abbreviated version of the Diagnostic Survey for Leadership that consisted of 12 Likert-scale items. This version of the DSLI was used by Gore (2000) and

Antoinette Love

2007-01-01

101

Principals' Leadership and Teachers' Motivation: Self-Determination Theory Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between educational leadership and teacher's motivation. The research described here was anchored in the convergence of two fundamental theories of leadership and motivation: the full range model of leadership and self-determination theory. The central hypotheses were that…

Eyal, Ori; Roth, Guy

2011-01-01

102

The Relationship between the Transformational Leadership Characteristics of Principals, as Perceived by Teachers, and Student Achievement on Standardized Tests  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This correlational study examined the relationship between principals' transformational leadership behaviors, as perceived by teachers, and student achievement on standardized tests. Participants in this study included teachers in two suburban high schools and six suburban elementary schools in Georgia. Research demonstrates a correlation between…

Estapa, Ashley L.

2009-01-01

103

Nurse practitioners: leadership behaviors and organizational climate.  

PubMed

The purpose of this article is to examine the relationships of individual nurse practitioners' perceptions of the leadership climate in their organizations and self-reported formal and informal leadership behaviors. The nine climate dimensions (Structure, Responsibility, Reward, Perceived Support of Risk Taking, Warmth, Support, Standard Setting, Conflict, and Identity) identified by Litwin and Stringer in 1968 were used to predict five leadership dimensions (Meeting Organizational Needs, Managing Resources, Leadership Competence, Task Accomplishment, and Communications). Demographic variables of age, educational level, and percent of time spent performing administrative functions were forced as a first step in each multiple regression analysis and used to explain a significant amount of variance in all but one analysis. All leadership dimensions were predicted by at least one organizational climate dimension: (1) Meeting Organizational Needs by Risk and Reward; (2) Managing Resources by Risk and Structure; (3) Leadership Competence by Risk and Standards; (4) Task Accomplishment by Structure, Risk, and Standards; and (5) Communication by Rewards. PMID:2254526

Jones, L C; Guberski, T D; Soeken, K L

104

Servant Leadership--Reversing the Pyramid: Self-Perceptions of Principals and Assistant Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Servant leadership is a phrase that was first coined by Robert Greenleaf. He believed that a servant leader is one, who from a leadership position, wants to serve others. That is the primary driving force behind one aspiring to leadership. The purpose of this researcher was to determine if there was a perceivable relationship between the perceived…

Valdes, Eileen Patrice

2009-01-01

105

Servant Leadership--Reversing the Pyramid: Self-Perceptions of Principals and Assistant Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Servant leadership is a phrase that was first coined by Robert Greenleaf. He believed that a servant leader is one, who from a leadership position, wants to serve others. That is the primary driving force behind one aspiring to leadership. The purpose of this researcher was to determine if there was a perceivable relationship between the…

Valdes, Eileen Patrice

2009-01-01

106

Leadership behavior-in-context: an antidote to leadership hype  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to outline three ways in which a leader's behavior-in-context can be examined. As such it moves away from an emphasis on a leader's “performance and personality” and focuses on underlying contextual features which can lead to success or failure. Design\\/method\\/approach – The paper examines some of the possible bases for dysfunctional leadership and concludes that

Michael Walton

2011-01-01

107

The Relevance of "Personal Mastery" to Leadership: The Case of School Principals in Singapore  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School leadership literature suggests that school effectiveness and ongoing improvement rely on school leaders and principals. Despite significant contributions made by principals towards teaching and learning in schools, there have been few studies that explore principals' perceptions of the factors underpinning their successes and achievements.…

Retna, Kala S.

2011-01-01

108

Catholic school principals' leadership perspectives in Lebanon: A case study of Mount Lebanon  

Microsoft Academic Search

This qualitative case study investigated the leadership perspectives of 13 Lebanese Catholic school principals and 4 educational leaders in the Governorate of Mount Lebanon via personal interviews, observations, and documents. It focused on whether Catholic school principals are able to act as revolutionary or transformational change agents to meet the challenges of today's world. ^ Although these Catholic schools principals

Jean Eias Younes

2011-01-01

109

Leadership Role Expectations and Relationships of Principals and Pastors in Catholic Parochial Elementary Schools: Part 2  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This review examines several topics that inform many struggles currently experienced in the relationship between a canonical pastor and the principal of the parochial elementary school. Drawing on current research, this review examines various leadership theories, including the popular servant leadership model, and proceeds to a discussion of…

Schafer, Duane F.

2005-01-01

110

Finding Common Ground: Teacher Leaders and Principals Speak out about Teacher Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigates how a small group of teacher leaders and their principals, participating in a teacher leadership program called the teacher connector (TC), understand teacher leadership and its impact on their practice. TCs' responsibilities were typical of teacher leaders; thus, their experiences can provide insights into teacher…

Weiner, Jennie Miles

2011-01-01

111

Leadership Succession in New South Wales Catholic Schools: Identifying Potential Principals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reports on research conducted on leadership succession in New South Wales Catholic schools in order to identify potential principals using data collected from middle and senior management staff (n=943). Explains that short-term targeting of this population may be helpful, but impediments to leadership succession need to be addressed. (CMK)|

Dorman, Jeffrey P.; D'Arbon, Tony

2003-01-01

112

Leadership with a Vision: How Principals Develop and Implement Their Visions for School Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Developing and pursuing a "vision" for school success is a crucial part of effective educational leadership. This document explores theoretical models of vision for school success and leadership forces in education; discusses principals as visionary leaders; offers practical advice on developing, implementing, and maintaining a vision for one's…

Renchler, Ron

1991-01-01

113

The Relationship between Principal Leadership Effectiveness and School Performance in South Carolina High Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A critical component for successful schools is effective leadership. In the 1980's the concept of leadership emerged and the rules changed for school principals (Lashway, 2002). Previously, administrators were primarily evaluated based upon their abilities in managing school facilities and operations efficiently. Academics became the new focus.…

Lempesis, Costa

2009-01-01

114

Teacher Leadership in High Schools: How Principals Encourage It. How Teachers Practice It  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teacher leadership plays a significant role in the professional culture of many schools across the country, according to principals who value it. This is the major conclusion from a survey and telephone interviews conducted by the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL). While limited in scope, the study confirms the contributions of teacher…

Institute for Educational Leadership (NJ1), 2008

2008-01-01

115

Instructional Leadership and the School Principal: A Passing Fancy that Refuses to Fade Away  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|One lasting legacy of the effective schools movement was the institutionalization of the term "instructional leadership" into the vocabulary of educational administration. Evidence from other recent reviews of the literature on principal leadership (e.g., Hallinger, 2001; Hallinger & Heck 1996; Southworth, 2002) suggest that twenty years later,…

Hallinger, Philip

2005-01-01

116

Occupying the Principal Position: Examining Relationships between Transformational Leadership, Social Network Position, and Schools' Innovative Climate  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Throughout the world, educational policy makers, practitioners, and scholars have acknowledged the importance of principal leadership in the generation and implementation of innovations. In many studies, transformational leadership has emerged as a promising approach in response to increasing demands to develop and implement innovations in…

Moolenaar, Nienke M.; Daly, Alan J.; Sleegers, Peter J. C.

2010-01-01

117

Perceptions of Michigan middle school principals regarding leadership styles, communication, and school climate  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine perceptions of public school middle school principals in the State of Michigan regarding leadership, communication climate, and school climate. In addition, the study also examined the influence of school climate and culture on the four frameworks of leadership, communication, and school climate. ^ A nonexperimental, descriptive research design was used in this

Goharik K Torres

2009-01-01

118

Occupying the Principal Position: Examining Relationships Between Transformational Leadership, Social Network Position, and Schools’ Innovative Climate  

Microsoft Academic Search

Throughout the world, educational policy makers, practitioners, and scholars have acknowledged the importance of principal leadership in the generation and implementation of innovations. In many studies, transformational leadership has emerged as a promising approach in response to increasing demands to develop and implement innovations in schools. Although research has suggested that having access to leaders with expertise can significantly stimulate

Nienke M. Moolenaar; Alan J. Daly; Peter J. C. Sleegers

2010-01-01

119

Leadership for successful inclusive schools : A study of principal behaviours  

Microsoft Academic Search

Describes a multiple case analysis of six elementary school principals considered to be successful as leaders of inclusive schools. Analyses the structural and behavioural factors present in six elementary schools considered to have successfully included students with disabilities in regular classroom programmes. Outlines several factors which were found to be common among the principals of the six schools. Each principal:

Nadyne Guzmán

1997-01-01

120

The Leadership Role of the High School Principal in Providing a Supportive Environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The literature on school leadership and on effective schools has long held that the leadership of the principal is the single most important factor in creating and sustaining the culture of a school; it follows, then, that the leadership of the principal has tremendous potential to increase the safety, comfort, and academic achievement of LGBT…

Porreca, Kathleen A.

2010-01-01

121

Principal Leadership for Special Education: An Ethical Framework  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Current federal policies have changed leadership practices in schools and ushered in an era of public accountability for the educational performance of all students, including students who have disabilities. In this discussion, a former special education director reflects on changes in professional practice and comments on the administration of…

Lashley, Carl

2007-01-01

122

Dimensions of Literacy Leadership: An Analysis of Middle-Level Principals' Literacy Leadership Proficiencies and Student Reading Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study was designed to determine the extent to which middle-level principals reported the use of literacy leadership dimensions and whether or not a predictive relationship exists between the use of these dimensions and student reading proficiency in Grades 6 through 8 in Region 2 in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Also examined was the…

Edwards, Jannette M.

2010-01-01

123

Catholic School Principals' Leadership Perspectives in Lebanon: A Case Study of Mount Lebanon  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative case study investigated the leadership perspectives of 13 Lebanese Catholic school principals and 4 educational leaders in the Governorate of Mount Lebanon via personal interviews, observations, and documents. It focused on whether Catholic school principals are able to act as revolutionary or transformational change agents to…

Younes, Jean Eias

2011-01-01

124

Promise and Possibility for Aspiring Principals: An Emerging Leadership Identity through Learning to Do Action Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This case study explored the promise and possibility of doing action research both for aspiring principals engaged in such research and for professors using it as pedagogy for teaching educational leadership. The study of a class of graduate students aspiring to be principals had a constructivist theoretical framework. The research design…

Batagiannis, Stella C.

2011-01-01

125

Effect of Principals' Leadership Style on Teachers' Attitude to Work in Ogun State Secondary Schools, Nigeria  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to investigate why some principals prefer to embrace certain leadership styles and the effect of such styles on the teachers' attitude to work. The study adopted a descriptive research design. The random sampling technique was used to draw a sample of teachers and principals from the secondary schools in Abeokuta…

Adegbesan, Sunday O.

2013-01-01

126

The Administrators’ Roundtables: A Model for Increasing the Leadership of Elementary School Principals in Special Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

A MODEL PROGRAM, the Administrators’ Roundtables, was developed to increase the leadership of school principals in special education. The program was designed to meet the individual needs of participants as well as provide information regarding “best practices” in the field of special education. The one?year program components include a series of monthly roundtable sessions where principals discuss relevant topics, distribution

Margaret J. McLaughlin; Kenneth Kienas

1989-01-01

127

The Relationship between Principal Leadership Styles and Student Achievement in Elementary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigated the relationship between principal leadership style, school socioeconomic status (SES), and student achievement for 6 elementary schools. Each school's spring 2007 Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT) scores were used in the areas of Reading, Language, and Mathematics as a measure of student achievement. The principal's…

May, Natasha K.

2010-01-01

128

Association of District Principal Evaluation with Learning-Centered Leadership Practice: Evidence from Michigan and Beijing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Principal evaluation has become a key component of national policy debates on developing effective leaders. To contribute to these debates, this study draws on survey data to explore how principals in Michigan and metropolitan Beijing behaved differently in enacting leadership related to teaching and learning, and how they were evaluated…

Sun, Min; Youngs, Peter; Yang, Haiyan; Chu, Hongqi; Zhao, Qian

2012-01-01

129

Notions of "Success" in Southern Arizona Schools: Principal Leadership in Changing Demographic and Border Contexts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article examines how Southern Arizona principals conceptualize and enact successful leadership in border schools with shifting demographics and high percentages of colonized populations. Beyond global neoliberal and neoconservative pressures for accountability and standardized curricula, Arizona principals must also navigate immigration and…

Ylimaki, Rose M.; Bennett, Jeffrey V.; Fan, Jingjing; Villasenor, Elia

2012-01-01

130

Secondary Principals at the Center of School Reform: Portraits of Leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

The number of studies related to school reform and principal leadership styles confirms both the interest in how the two might be related and the enigma that schools and principals present as research topics. The art and science of school reform is hard to figure. While many studies attempt to make sense of an overlapping and competing set of variables

Daniel James Evans

2011-01-01

131

South Dakota School Principals' Preferred Leadership Styles for Leading Change to Face Poverty and Discrimination  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This quantitative research study identified perceptions regarding leadership styles of a sample of high school, middle school, and elementary school principals serving in South Dakota public and tribal/BIE (Bureau of Indian Education) schools in 2011. From 152 public school districts and 20 tribal/BIE schools, a sample of 148 school principals

Soka, John Alex

2011-01-01

132

The School Leadership\\/School Climate Relation: Identification of School Configurations Associated with Change in Principals  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the relation of school leadership to school climate, school structure, and student population characteristics, together referred to as school configuration. Archival and survey data were obtained from 122 elementary schools. Some schools had changed principals under less than positive circumstances, whereas other schools had not. Schools having principal changes had greater use and more students who were

James Griffith

1999-01-01

133

A Relational Study of Elementary Principals' Leadership Traits, Teacher Morale, and School Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of the study was to determine if a significant relationship existed between elementary principals. leadership traits and teacher morale. The study sought to identify the impact of the principal-teacher relationship on school achievement as it relates to student performance on state standards as outlined in the Mississippi state…

Raines Evers, Carla Jean

2011-01-01

134

Assessing the Utility of a Daily Log for Measuring Principal Leadership Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: This study examines the feasibility and utility of a daily log for measuring principal leadership practice. Setting and Sample: The study was conducted in an urban district with approximately 50 principals. Approach: The log was assessed against two criteria: (a) Is it feasible to induce strong cooperation and high response rates among…

Camburn, Eric M.; Spillane, James P.; Sebastian, James

2010-01-01

135

The Evaluation of Principals: What and How Do States and Urban Districts Assess Leadership?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this article we present results of a comprehensive review of principal leadership assessment practices in the United States. Our analyses of both the general content and the usage of 65 instruments, 56 at the district level and 9 at the state level, provided an in-depth look at what and how districts and states evaluate principals. Using the…

Goldring, Ellen; Cravens, Xiu Chen; Murphy, Joseph; Porter, Andrew C.; Elliott, Stephen N.; Carson, Becca

2009-01-01

136

Association of District Principal Evaluation with Learning-Centered Leadership Practice: Evidence from Michigan and Beijing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Principal evaluation has become a key component of national policy debates on developing effective leaders. To contribute to these debates, this study draws on survey data to explore how principals in Michigan and metropolitan Beijing behaved differently in enacting leadership related to teaching and learning, and how they were evaluated…

Sun, Min; Youngs, Peter; Yang, Haiyan; Chu, Hongqi; Zhao, Qian

2012-01-01

137

Facilitating high achievement : High school principals' reflections on their successful leadership practices  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The burden for school improvement in a time of accountability falls squarely on the shoulders of principals as new requirements demand that they act as instructional leaders. The purpose of this study is to discover the common themes of school leadership and instructional practices of high school principals at successful schools in Virginia. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – An inductive exploratory

Karen S. Crum; Whitney H. Sherman

2008-01-01

138

School Principals, Leadership Coaches, and Student Achievement: Enhancing Self-Efficacy through the Coaching Relationship  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|School principals face an increasing number of professional demands, especially the challenge of improving student achievement. As such, the purpose of this dissertation is to study the effect of leadership coaching on a school principal's responsibilities related to carrying out these demands. Specifically, the researcher examined a subset of…

Kelsen, Virginia E.

2011-01-01

139

The Dark Side of Leadership: Teacher Perspectives of Principal Mistreatment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Uses grounded-theory methodology to study sample of 50 teachers who believed they were subjected to mistreatment by principals. Briefly discusses descriptive, conceptual, and theoretical findings about principals' actions that teachers define as mistreatment. Discusses more fully harmful effects of such mistreatment on teachers' classroom…

Blase, Joseph; Blase, Jo

2002-01-01

140

Urban School Principals, Deficit Frameworks, and Implications for Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article presents the findings of a qualitative study of four middle school principals in one urban school district. It focuses on principals' almost exclusively negative descriptions of the families and communities served by their schools. Whereas much previous writing on this topic has attributed such deficit attitudes to a few bad-thinking…

Flessa, Joseph

2009-01-01

141

Preparing a New Breed of Principals: Leadership from the University President's Office. SREB Leadership Initiative  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Under the leadership of President Paul Stanton, East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is demonstrating the power of higher education partnerships to improve the quality of life in local communities and to accelerate school improvement and student achievement. In this interview, Stanton describes how participation in the SREB Leadership Initiative…

Southern Regional Education Board, 2004

2004-01-01

142

The role of the principal in fostering the development of distributed leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, the role that formal leaders play in helping distributed leadership take root and flourish in schools is explored. The focus of the study is an urban middle school, one of six cases in a larger three-year investigation of distributed leadership in two mid-Atlantic states. Using interview and document-based data, the authors illustrate ways in which the principal

Joseph Murphy; Mark Smylie; David Mayrowetz; Karen Seashore Louis

2009-01-01

143

Leadership development policies and programs for preparing Catholic elementary school lay principals in three United States dioceses (1989--1994)  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explored leadership development initiatives practiced by three diocesan Catholic Education Offices in the United States for preparing lay principals for Catholic elementary schools. The rapid transition in the leadership of Catholic schools from religious to lay principals, and the inadequate development and formation of lay principals in the unique ethos, mission, and vision of the Catholic school systems,

James Shafi

1996-01-01

144

Nature vs nurture: are leaders born or made? A behavior genetic investigation of leadership style.  

PubMed

With the recent resurgence in popularity of trait theories of leadership, it is timely to consider the genetic determination of the multiple factors comprising the leadership construct. Individual differences in personality traits have been found to be moderately to highly heritable, and so it follows that if there are reliable personality trait differences between leaders and non-leaders, then there may be a heritable component to these individual differences. Despite this connection between leadership and personality traits, however, there are no studies of the genetic basis of leadership using modern behavior genetic methodology. The present study proposes to address the lack of research in this area by examining the heritability of leadership style, as measured by self-report psychometric inventories. The Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ), the Leadership Ability Evaluation, and the Adjective Checklist were completed by 247 adult twin pairs (183 monozygotic and 64 same-sex dizygotic). Results indicated that most of the leadership dimensions examined in this study are heritable, as are two higher level factors (resembling transactional and transformational leadership) derived from an obliquely rotated principal components factors analysis of the MLQ. Univariate analyses suggested that 48% of the variance in transactional leadership may be explained by additive heritability, and 59% of the variance in transformational leadership may be explained by non-additive (dominance) heritability. Multivariate analyses indicated that most of the variables studied shared substantial genetic covariance, suggesting a large overlap in the underlying genes responsible for the leadership dimensions. PMID:10100814

Johnson, A M; Vernon, P A; McCarthy, J M; Molson, M; Harris, J A; Jang, K L

1998-12-01

145

A Comparison of School Principals Participation in the Missouri Leadership Satellite Academy Program and Their Perceived Level of Engagement in 21 Leadership Responsibilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined if there was a significant difference in perceptions of principals who participated in the Missouri Leadership Satellite Academy offered by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) compared to the perceptions of principals who have not participated regarding the 21 leadership responsibilities of…

Kiefer, Rebecca S.

2010-01-01

146

Designing Principal Preparation Internships to Strengthen School Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to analyze changes made to the design of a principal preparation internship. The study is based in part upon findings of a previous study on internship practices in Illinois administrator preparation programs (Tripses, Philhower, Halverson, Noe, & Morford, 2005) which found discrepancies in the design of internship…

Risen, D. Michael; Tripses, Jenny S.

2008-01-01

147

Arab Women Principals' Empowerment and Leadership in Israel  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: This paper's purpose is to tell the life-stories of four women who succeeded in forging paths to senior positions as principals in Arab schools in Israel and to describe the personal, professional and sociopolitical contexts of their principalship. Design/methodology/approach: This is part of a larger research effort that explored the…

Shapira, Tamar; Arar, Khalid; Azaiza, Faisal

2010-01-01

148

The Impact of Principal Instructional Leadership Practices on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The problem addressed in this cross-sectional, quantitative study was a continual stagnation in student achievement in one U.S. state, which is critical to stakeholders responsible for increasing student advancement in college and the 21st century workforce. Specifically, the objective was to identify the relationship between principal-perceived…

Nason, Kristen Kendrick

2011-01-01

149

The Interaction of Principal and Teacher Instructional Influence as a Measure of Leadership as an Organizational Quality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This article presents the design and test of a measure of school leadership as an organizational quality through the interaction of principal and teacher instructional influence. The Organizational Leadership Model hypothesizes four distinct conditions of school leadership, and the analysis investigates the relationship between teacher,…

Jackson, Karen M.; Marriott, Christine

2012-01-01

150

Instructional leadership role of the elementary school assistant principal as perceived by elementary school assistant principals  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to determine the perceived level of involvement of the assistant principal as an instructional leader in elementary schools. Specifically, the study determined the extent of involvement of the elementary school assistant principal as an instructional leader in Detroit Public Schools. The data generated also compared these tasks to demographic variables and Detroit Public Schools

Janice Beatrice Bush

1997-01-01

151

Relationships between Paraguayan Principals' Characteristics, Teachers' Perceptions of Instructional Leadership and School Outcomes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this research was to test an indirect-effects model of the relation between the Paraguayan principals' characteristics and their instructional leadership activities (as perceived by teachers) and school outcomes. Complete data were obtained from 256 of 300 schools in a random sample. Data were collected at the school-level through…

Borden, Allison M.

2011-01-01

152

Existing Knowledge Base and Perspectives of Principals on Weaker Links in Educational Leadership Preparation in Kerala  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Background: lack of preparation programmes relevant to the job demands of school administrators and a lack of sequence, modern content, and experience in preparation programmes continues to plague educational leadership preparation. Purpose: of this study is to gauge the perspectives of principals on the strengths and weakness in educational…

Gafoor, K. Abdul; Shareeja, M. C. Ali

2009-01-01

153

The Relationship between Emotional Intelligence, Transformational Leadership, and Effectiveness in School Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In the rapidly changing school environment effective principals are needed to make necessary changes while also developing a culture of shared responsibility and community (Hallinger & Heck, 1998; Leithwood & Jantzi, 1999). The correlation between transformational leadership and emotional intelligence was investigated in this quantitative study…

Hebert, Elizabeth B.

2010-01-01

154

Teacher and Principal Leadership in Chicago: Ongoing Analyses of Preparation Programs. Research Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is the third report by the Consortium on Chicago School Research (CCSR) that examines leadership development programs supported by The Chicago Public Education Fund for Chicago public school principals and teachers. This current study, like the previous two, is not a comprehensive program evaluation. It is more descriptive in nature,…

Hart, Holly M.; Sporte, Susan E.; Ponisciak, Stephen M.; Stevens, W, David; Cambronne, Alissa

2008-01-01

155

Elementary Teacher Assessments of Principal Servant Leadership, Their Experience with Team Learning and Student Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study compared teacher assessments of principal servant leadership and their experience with team learning in high, moderate, and low student academic achieving elementary schools. The participants were from fifteen moderate need elementary schools located in southern New York State counties. One hundred sixty two teachers responded to a 36…

Zahn, Brian

2011-01-01

156

Leadership for Literacy Coaching: The Principal's Role in Launching a New Coaching Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: This study investigated the relationship between principal leadership and variation in teachers' participation in a new literacy coaching program: Content-Focused Coaching[R] (CFC). Research design: Twenty-nine schools were randomly assigned to participate in the CFC program or to serve as a comparison. Interviews were conducted with…

Matsumura, Lindsay Clare; Sartoris, Mary; Bickel, Donna DiPrima; Garnier, Helen E.

2009-01-01

157

Personality types and leadership styles of principals in accredited and unaccredited elementary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to determine if leadership styles and personality types differed among elementary school principals in schools that were accredited by the State of Michigan and those that were nonaccredited. Accreditation from the State of Michigan indicated that students have attained a level of mastery, while nonaccreditation meant the students were not performing academically. The role

James F Orwin

1999-01-01

158

Principals' Instructional Leadership within a Teacher Performance Appraisal System: Enhancing Students' Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to identify principals' instructional leadership actions within a comprehensive teacher evaluation system in successful schools rated as recognized or exemplary by the accountability measures in place. The study followed a multiple case study approach. Participants included six school administrators within the same…

Ovando, Martha N.; Ramirez, Alfredo, Jr.

2007-01-01

159

PRINCIPALS' LEADERSHIP BEHAVIOUR AND SCHOOL LEARNING CULTURE IN EKITI STATE SECONDARY SCHOOLS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the effect of principal's leadership behaviour on school learning culture in some selected secondary schools in Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria. A descriptive survey design was employed. The study population comprised all the secondary schools in Ekiti State. 65 schools were randomly selected out of 161 secondary schools in the state. The instrument used to collect data was questionnaire tagged

Olayele Florence OLUREMI

160

Elementary Teacher Assessments of Principal Servant Leadership, Their Experience with Team Learning and Student Academic Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study compared teacher assessments of principal servant leadership and their experience with team learning in high, moderate, and low student academic achieving elementary schools. The participants were from fifteen moderate need elementary schools located in southern New York State counties. One hundred sixty two teachers responded to a 36…

Zahn, Brian

2011-01-01

161

A Longitudinal Study Examining Changes in Students' Leadership Behavior  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigated the impact of a leadership development program in students' first year with the subsequent leadership behaviors of those students in their senior year. Significant changes were reported in the frequency of engaging in leadership behaviors from freshman to senior years. No differences were found on the basis of gender. In…

Posner, Barry Z.

2009-01-01

162

Orientation behavior, leadership and consensus: A possible functional relationship  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the functional relationships among orientation behavior, leadership, and consensus. The study posited that orientation, when viewed as a message variable, is significantly related to the emergence of task leadership

Thomas J. Knutson; William E. Holdridge

1975-01-01

163

The Effectiveness of Business Leadership Practices among Principals on Student Achievement on Public School Campuses in Texas  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this descriptive study was to determine if business leadership practices by Texas public school principals have an impact on principals' campus student achievement in mathematics and reading, as measured by TAKS scores. The survey instrument was the Leadership Assessment Instrument (LAI), developed by Warren Bennis in 1989. The…

Cooper, Kary M.

2009-01-01

164

A study of leadership styles of elementary school principals and their perceptions of school climate and conflict resolution programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine and explore the role of leadership styles of elementary building principals and the climate of the school on the presence, support, and implementation of a conflict resolution programs in Oakland County, Michigan. ^ This study examined leadership styles of elementary principals and the relationship it had on attitudes and support of a

George Edward Culbert

1999-01-01

165

Are we legitimate yet? : A closer look at the casual relationship mechanisms among principal leadership, teacher self-efficacy and collective efficacy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Failure to identify any significant relationships between principal leadership and student achievement has proved concerns about the assumed value and legitimacy of principal leadership. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the current literature by empirically testing the relationships between the principal leadership and the teacher self-efficacy, a construct which has a proven impact on student

Türker Kurt; Ibrahim Duyar; Temel Çalik

2012-01-01

166

The Impact of the Principal's Instructional Leadership on the Change Process of Teachers Involved in a Performance Pay Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This research focuses on the relationships between principal instructional leadership and the change process of teachers while a district is undergoing the implementation of a performance pay program. The researcher utilized a mixed methods approach. The Vanderbilt Assessment of Leadership in Education (Porter, Murphy, Goldring, & Elliott, 2007)…

Lopez, Roseanne Marie

2010-01-01

167

Principals' Perceptions of Superintendents' Leadership Practices and Its Impact on School Climate in Selected South Florida Public School District Areas  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This research study sought to determine the leadership practices of area superintendents in selected South Florida public school district areas based on principals' perceptions and assess school climate impact using descriptive and inferential approaches. Methodology: The "Leadership Practices Inventory" ("LPI") 360 Online was used…

McFarlane, Donovan A.

2010-01-01

168

The Model of Principal Leadership in Hong Kong Protestant Christian Secondary Schools following the Change of Sovereignty  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Background: This paper discusses a leadership model grounded in an investigation of the phenomenon of principal leadership in Hong Kong Protestant Christian secondary schools of one denomination, two years after the change of sovereignty to China (1st July, 1997). Focus of discussion and comments: Using a hermeneutic phenomenological methodology,…

Yu, Connie Chuen Ying

2007-01-01

169

The Impact of the Principal's Instructional Leadership on the Change Process of Teachers Involved in a Performance Pay Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research focuses on the relationships between principal instructional leadership and the change process of teachers while a district is undergoing the implementation of a performance pay program. The researcher utilized a mixed methods approach. The Vanderbilt Assessment of Leadership in Education (Porter, Murphy, Goldring, & Elliott, 2007)…

Lopez, Roseanne Marie

2010-01-01

170

Principal's Leadership as a Critical Factor for School Performance: Evidence from Multi-Levels of Primary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This cross-sectional study of 190 Hong Kong elementary schools investigates how principals' leadership influences school performance in terms of multilevel indicators (organizational characteristics, teacher performance, and student performance). Survey results show that strong leadership is associated with high organizational effectiveness,…

Cheng, Yin Cheong

1994-01-01

171

Passive-Aggressive Behavior and Leadership Styles in Organizations  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this phenomenological study, 13 experts were asked about passive-aggressive (PA) behaviors in the workplace, specifically, whether leadership styles (autocratic, transactional, and transformational) can predict them. Participants were asked to consider the occurrence of PA behaviors in typically healthy working individuals' (rather than disordered individuals') responses to leadership styles and organizational events. Of the eight themes that emerged from the

Nora J. Johnson; Thomas Klee

2007-01-01

172

Hierarchical Leadership Behaviors of USAF Majors at Air Command and Staff College.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

How does one mentor leadership. What behaviors should be mentored for more effective leadership and are those behaviors different at various organizational levels. Jacob and Jaques (1985) found that organizations require different hierarchical leadership ...

K. P. Phelan

1998-01-01

173

An Examination of Leadership Styles in Implementing Instructional Technology: A Case Study to Examine the Elementary School Principal Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Technology is a powerful tool with incredible potential for altering established forms of pedagogy. The school principal is the key factor affecting the successful integration of technology. The purpose of this study was to identify the leadership styles practiced by school principals who are implementing instructional technology in their…

Carr, Toni

2011-01-01

174

An Examination of Leadership Styles in Implementing Instructional Technology: A Case Study to Examine the Elementary School Principal Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Technology is a powerful tool with incredible potential for altering established forms of pedagogy. The school principal is the key factor affecting the successful integration of technology. The purpose of this study was to identify the leadership styles practiced by school principals who are implementing instructional technology in their…

Carr, Toni

2011-01-01

175

The Effect of Principals' Technological Leadership on Teachers' Technological Literacy and Teaching Effectiveness in Taiwanese Elementary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationships among principals' technological leadership, teachers' technological literacy, and teaching effectiveness. The survey target population consists of 1,000 teachers randomly selected from Taiwanese elementary schools. The survey asked teachers to measure the effectiveness of principals'…

Chang, I-Hua

2012-01-01

176

The Joan Wint Story: Biography of a Principal Whose Leadership for Social Justice Transformed a Rural Jamaican High School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This dissertation is a biographical study of the life of a retired high school principal in Jamaica. Joan Miller Wint was born on May 10, 1946, in the small rural district of Success in Westmoreland, Jamaica. This study of Wint's life centers on school transformation and organizational change, exploring her leadership as a principal through the…

Oram-Sterling, Jacqueline

2009-01-01

177

The impact of computers on the work of the principal: changing discourses on talk, leadership and professionalism  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper, based on a two-year study involving interviews with 30 principals about the impact of computers on their work, explores their responses through the concepts of talk, distributed leadership, professionalization and knowledge management. Gronn's elucidation of the ways power is handled through discourse is an interesting counterpoint to the principals’ accounts of the use of email and the push

Margaret Haughey

2006-01-01

178

The principal's role in building teacher leadership capacity in high-performing elementary schools: A qualitative case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to explore how public elementary school principals develop teacher leadership capacity within their schools, as well as the effect of this effort on a school's performance. After examining a variety of sources, such as journal articles and web-based search engines, the researcher determined that there was scant information explaining the process principals undergo to

Rahim Jamal Jones

2007-01-01

179

Correlation of Emotional Intelligence and Instructional Leadership Behaviors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Leadership is second only to classroom instruction among all school-related factors contributing to student learning (Marzano et al., 2005). Understanding the role of emotional intelligence in instructional leadership behaviors with a focus on establishing expectations for student academic success provides valuable information about practices…

Munroe, Myra D.

2009-01-01

180

Behavioral dimensions of public relations leadership in organizations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The evolution of public relations into a management function has brought the importance of leadership to the forefront of professional discussion. This study aims to identify and develop a measure of behavioral dimensions critical to effective public relations for organization-wide public relations leadership. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Using a national survey of Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) members (n=159),

Jounghwa Choi; Yoonhyeung Choi

2009-01-01

181

Principal Instructional Management Behavior and School Effectiveness: An Organizational Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study uses an organizational perspective to investigate three questions regarding the principal's role in instructional management: (1) Do instructional management behaviors predict student achievement? (2) What specific instructional management behaviors are identified with principals in effective schools? and (3) Are the linkages that…

Leitner, David

182

Relationship between Organizational Culture, Leadership Behavior and Job Satisfaction  

PubMed Central

Background Organizational culture refers to the beliefs and values that have existed in an organization for a long time, and to the beliefs of the staff and the foreseen value of their work that will influence their attitudes and behavior. Administrators usually adjust their leadership behavior to accomplish the mission of the organization, and this could influence the employees' job satisfaction. It is therefore essential to understand the relationship between organizational culture, leadership behavior and job satisfaction of employees. Methods A cross-sectional study was undertaken that focused on hospital nurses in Taiwan. Data was collected using a structured questionnaire; 300 questionnaires were distributed and 200 valid questionnaires were returned. To test the reliability of the data, they were analyzed by Cronbach's ? and confirmatory factors. Correlation analysis was used on the relationships between organizational cultures, leadership behavior and job satisfaction. Results Organizational cultures were significantly (positively) correlated with leadership behavior and job satisfaction, and leadership behavior was significantly (positively) correlated with job satisfaction. Conclusions The culture within an organization is very important, playing a large role in whether it is a happy and healthy environment in which to work. In communicating and promoting the organizational ethos to employees, their acknowledgement and acceptance of it can influence their work behavior and attitudes. When the interaction between the leadership and employees is good, the latter will make a greater contribution to team communication and collaboration, and will also be encouraged to accomplish the mission and objectives assigned by the organization, thereby enhancing job satisfaction.

2011-01-01

183

A Personal Narrative: The Synergistic Leadership Theory as It Applies to the Leadership of a Principal of a Rural Intermediate School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this narrative study was two-fold. First, the researcher, an African American male principal in a rural, high minority, intermediate school, used to reflect on strategies implemented to enhance the learning environment that subsequently increased student achievement. Second, determined through the study was how personal leadership

Manuel, Karlis R.

2010-01-01

184

The Principal as Cultural Leader.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

By celebrating the school's mission and goals, modeling appropriate behavior, and acknowledging appropriate behavior in others, principals can display the cultural leadership necessary to mold the school's organizational culture into an acceptable and manageable form. (PGD)

Kottkamp, Robert B.

1984-01-01

185

A Study of Facilitative Leadership Behavior and Its Role in the Success of Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In recent years, more progressive approaches regarding the leadership roles of principals have been put forward. Most of those approaches are deeply important as they stress the certain roles of the administration such as cultural leadership and transformative leadership. Supportive of those styles, facilitative leadership puts important…

Toremen, Fatih

2004-01-01

186

What Do We Know about Good Community College Leaders: A Study in Leadership Trait Theory and Behavioral Leadership Theory.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Provides a comprehensive review of recent scholarship pertaining to leadership and community college presidents. Particular attention is paid to trait and behavioral theories of leadership. The trait theory asserts that the individual requires leadership traits as part of his or her personality and that the traits can be polished in order to be a…

Goff, Donald Gary

187

Biography of Joan Wint: A Principal Whose Leadership for Social Justice Transformed a Rural Jamaican High School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This biographical study features the leadership of Joan Miller Wint, now retired, who for 23 years was principal of Denbigh High School, located in a high-poverty rural area in Jamaica. In the article I examine biography as a qualitative research strategy used in "telling" the stories of women leaders; explore the influence of Wint's early life…

Oram-Sterling, Jacqueline

2009-01-01

188

The Relationship between the Leadership Styles of Texas Catholic High School and Middle School Principals and Student Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was two-fold. The primary goal was to investigate the relationship between the leadership style of Texas Catholic school principals and student performance. Student performance was assessed by national standardized tests: American College Test (ACT), the SAT (formerly known as the "Scholastic Aptitude Test" or…

Moreno, Rick

2009-01-01

189

Principals' Ethical and Social Justice Leadership in Serving English Language Learners: English as a Second Language and Bilingual Teachers' Perceptions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine ESL and Bilingual teachers' perceptions of principals' ethical and social justice leadership in promoting equity and achievement for English language learners in Wisconsin. Over 140 teachers responded to this mixed- methods survey. Findings from the study indicated that while teachers viewed their…

Carranza, Teresa M.

2010-01-01

190

An Investigation of the Relationship between Teachers' Ratings of Their Principals' Leadership Style and Teachers' Job Satisfaction in Public Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examined the relationship between principals' leadership styles and teachers' job satisfaction. A demographic survey, the School-Level Environment Questionnaire (Fisher and Fraser, 1990), and the Job Descriptive Index (Smith, et, al. 1969) were administered to 232 teachers representing the San Antonio Independent School District. The…

Shead, Lisa M.

2010-01-01

191

Measuring Principal Performance: How Rigorous Are Commonly Used Principal Performance Assessment Instruments? A Quality School Leadership Issue Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This brief reviews the publicly available principal assessments and points superintendents and policy makers toward strong instruments to measure principal performance. Specifically, the measures included in this review are expressly intended to evaluate principal performance and have varying degrees of publicly available evidence of psychometric…

Condon, Christopher; Clifford, Matthew

2010-01-01

192

The Lived Experiences of Secondary School Principals with Respect to Their Perceptions of the Influence of Emotional Intelligence on Their Leadership: A Phenomenological Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In the realm of educational leadership little attention has been given to emotional intelligence. This phenomenological narrative study was designed to explore the lived experiences of school principals with respect to their perceptions of the influence of emotional intelligence on their leadership. Research indicates that principals have an…

Keith, Marc A.

2009-01-01

193

Leadership Strategies for Nonbureaucratic Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|To develop nonbureaucratic leadership behavior (and earn prestige among staff members), principals must understand and recognize seven bureaucratic/nonbureaucratic ranges of behavior: stability/activity; intention/distinction; accountability/efficacy; regularity/ variability; intervention/facilitation; control/empowerment; and…

Bailey, Gerald D.; Adams, William F.

1990-01-01

194

A Hierarchical Taxonomy of Leadership Behavior: Integrating a Half Century of Behavior Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

A major problem in leadership research and theory has been lack of agreement about which behavior categories are relevant and meaningful. It is difficult to integrate findings from five decades of research unless the many diverse leadership behaviors can be integrated in a parsimonious and meaningful conceptual framework. An emerging solution is a hierarchical taxonomy with three metacategories (task, relations,

Gary Yukl; Angela Gordon; Tom Taber

2002-01-01

195

Social Behaviors Associated with Hereditary Community Leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hereditary community leadership is homoarchical prior designa- tion of the next leader. Other homoarchical customs are subordi- nation of the community to a higher government and kinship af- filiation limited to either paternal or maternal relatives. The alter- native heterarchical choices are election or another method of se- lecting the new leader, political independence of the community, and choice of

Herbert Barry

2005-01-01

196

Transformational leadership, trusting climate, and knowledge-exchange behaviors in Taiwan  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study follows the leadership literature in proposing that leadership behaviors can affect followers' attitudes and actions. Specifically, we propose that transformational leaders may nurture a trusting climate among organizational members and, in turn, promote employee knowledge-exchange behaviors. Surveying data from multiple respondents, we find that a trusting climate mediates the positive relationship between transformational leadership and employee knowledge-exchange behaviors

Hsi-An Shih; Yun-Hwa Chiang; Tso-Jen Chen

2012-01-01

197

Management Styles and Leadership Behavior Within a Residence Life Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate the leadership behavior of Residence Life staff members, the management styles of the organization and their relationship to each other. Staff members and students within the Residence Life Program at Ohio University comprised the sample used. Staff perceptions on the Profile on Organizational…

Moy, James Y. K.; Hales, Loyde W.

198

Self-leadership skills and innovative behavior at work  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between self-leadership skills and innovative behaviors at work. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The study's participants were employees and their supervisors, working in six organizations in Israel. Data were collected through structured surveys administered to the employees and their supervisors. A total of 175 matched questionnaires were returned. Path analysis, using

Abraham Carmeli; Ravit Meitar; Jacob Weisberg

2006-01-01

199

Emotional Intelligence and Transformative Leadership Style of Principals in High Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Considering the importance of human resource development goals of today\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Schools and organizations, to address the patterns and techniques necessary for understanding and guiding staff is one of the most effective methods and guidance, familiarity with topics and transformative leadership styles and management practices is the transformative leadership style and management skills. The purpose of the present research as a

Ijaz Ahmad Tatlah; Tahseen Mehmood Aslam

2012-01-01

200

Successful Leadership in Urban Schools: Principals and Critical Spirituality, a New Approach to Reform  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article offers an alternative perspective on educational leadership based on the tenets of critical spirituality. It offers an educational leadership grounded in critical theory and African American spirituality. The two coalesce to provide school leaders with a conceptual frame that not only centers on academic achievement but academic…

Dantley, Michael E.

2010-01-01

201

Identifying Leadership Potential: The Process of Principals within a Charter School Network  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The importance of strong educational leadership for American K-12 schools cannot be overstated. As such, school districts need to actively recruit and develop leaders. One way to do so is for school officials to become more strategic in leadership identification and development. If contemporary leaders are strategic about whom they identify and…

Waidelich, Lynn A.

2012-01-01

202

Principled Principals?Values-Driven Leadership: Evidence from Ten Case Studies of ‘Outstanding’ School Leaders  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 2001 the Department for Education and Skills commissioned a major study of the leadership of English schools. The study made use of a wide variety of research methods in order to address a number of questions about school leaders and leadership. This article draws upon one of the many data sets of the research—the case studies of schools with

Anne Gold

2003-01-01

203

Role Conflict Resolution Behavior of High School Principals  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to assess the role conflict reso lution behavior of high school principals. The investigation focused on five distinct resolution modes, underlying reason, legitimacy, and sanction variables, and the issue of hierarchical aspects of conflict episodes. Findings prompted development of a reconceptualized model of role conflict resolution. Richard Hatley is Associate Pro fessor of Administration,

Richard V. Hatley; Buddy R. Pennington

1975-01-01

204

An analysis of the relationship between K--5 elementary school teachers' perceptions of principal instructional leadership and their science teaching efficacy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study is to analyze the relationship between K-5 elementary school teachers' perceptions of principal instructional leadership and their science teaching efficacy. The influence of background variables on both leadership and efficacy is also analyzed. A sequential mixed methods approach was used in this study. The survey sample was comprised of teachers in the elementary divisions of

Ian Clark

2009-01-01

205

A Study of Teacher Perceptions of the Relationship between Leadership Styles of Principals in High and Low Performing West Virginia Elementary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study sought to identify differences in the leadership styles of principals in high and low performing West Virginia elementary schools based on teacher perceptions from the Bolman and Deal Leadership Orientation (Other) instrument. The reading/language arts and mathematics index was used to classify high and low performing schools.…

Penix, Gus E.

2009-01-01

206

The Principal as White Knight.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This 20-month study describes an elementary school principal, John Meyer, and examines his leadership behaviors. From an effective schools perspective, the principal is seen as the white knight who "saves" the children by providing an effective school. John Meyer is known as a "turnaround" principal who came to Garvin School (located in a Missouri…

Stanfield, Pamela C.; Walter, James E.

207

Teacher Expectations and Principal Behavior: Responding to Teacher Acquiescence  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates the relationship between low teacher expectations and principal behavior. The researcher investigated\\u000a why some teachers seem to acquiesce, or make deals and ‘give in,’ to student disengagement. After a two-year ethnographic\\u000a study in an alternative school for at-risk Black students, the author found that White teachers are more likely than Black\\u000a teachers to engage in deal-making with

Muhammad A. Khalifa

208

Multi-Data Mining for Understanding Leadership Behavior  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this chapter, we propose an approach for understanding leadership behavior in dot-jp, a non-profit organizations in Japan,\\u000a by analyzing heterogeneous multi-data composed of questionnaire and e-mail archives. From questionnaire, we obtain qualitative\\u000a relations between staff members. From e-mail archives, we obtain quantitative relations between staff members. By integrating\\u000a these different kind of relations, we discovered that a leader should

Naohiro Matsumura; Yoshihiro Sasaki

2008-01-01

209

Keys to Successful Leadership: High Support for Capable and Versatile Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|What are the prerequisites for principals' success within a decentralized and deregulated Swedish-policy environment characterized by democratic equity values and neo-liberal practices? Twenty-four secondary school principals identified internal and external factors that promote or inhibit principals' success. The discussion concerns whether the…

Tornsen, Monika

2010-01-01

210

Socially Focused, Situationally Driven Practice: A Study of Distributed Leadership among School Principals and Counselors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigated how school counselors and principals perceive their professional relationship with each other. Specifically, it used Q methodology to develop 45 statements about the relationship between the school counselor and the principal. Subsequently, 39 professional school counselors and principals sorted the statements. Four…

Militello, Matthew; Janson, Chris

2007-01-01

211

The intersection of race and gender in school leadership for three Black female principals  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using four assumptions of Black feminism, this qualitative study describes the practice of three African-American female principals in predominantly African-American, urban high schools. First, in general, the principals seemed to understand their experiences as part of a larger historical context. Second, given the shared racial and gender identities, the principals described several commonalities within their lived experience. Third, differences in

Latish Cherie Reed

2012-01-01

212

Leadership and Ethical Justice Behavior in a High Moral Intensity Operational Context  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study explores the relationship between moral behavior in a high moral intensity context and leadership behavior in Norwegian naval officer cadets (N = 82). Peer ratings of leadership behavior were used as predictor variables, and ethical justice behavior, defined as the disclosure of sensitive information in a demanding prisoner-of-war exercise, was used as an outcome measure. A hierarchical

Olav Kjellevold Olsen; Jarle Eid; Gerry Larsson

2010-01-01

213

Positive Behavior Support: A Call for Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Positive behavior support (PBS) is being implemented in more than 5,300 schools in the United States. In this article, the authors review the conceptual components, implementation features, and evidence base of PBS; discuss its implementation at the preschool level; and explore implications for school social work practice. Whether starting PBS…

Frey, Andy J.; Lingo, Amy; Nelson, Michael C.

2008-01-01

214

Succession Planning and Leadership Development for School Principals: Comparing English and South African Approaches  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Succession planning has become increasingly important because of the shortage of headship applicants in England, and in many other countries. Leadership development is a central part of any succession planning strategy. This article compares the findings from two longitudinal studies, in England and South Africa, where the governments are seeking…

Bush, Tony

2011-01-01

215

Handbook of Instructional Leadership: How Really Good Principals Promote Teaching and Learning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is written for practicing and prospective instructional leaders who want to develop reflective, collaborative, problem-solving contexts for dialogue about instruction. Some school leaders, though, have discovered ways to effectively integrate such leadership into their schools, and these methods are presented. This book draws on…

Blase, Jo; Blase, Joseph

216

The Scholarship of Dr. Asa G. Hilliard, III: Implications for Black Principal Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For over 40 years the scholarship of Dr. Asa G. Hilliard has impacted the fields of educational psychology, testing and measurement, teacher education, and African and African American history. Dr. Hilliard was also concerned about school leadership, and much of his work is closely aligned with current discussions about school reform and…

Tillman, Linda C.

2008-01-01

217

Preparing a New Breed of Principals in Tennessee: Instructional Leadership Redesign in Action  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

From 2005 through 2008, the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) worked with the Tennessee State Board of Education and two universities in Tennessee--East Tennessee State University (ETSU) and the University of Memphis--to redesign educational leadership preparation. These two universities served as pilot sites for a redesign that would be…

Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009

2009-01-01

218

Embracing Transformational Leadership: Team Values and the Impact of Leader Behavior on Team Performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors investigated the relationship between transformational leadership behavior and group performance in 218 financial services teams that were branches of a bank in Hong Kong and the United States. Transformational leadership influenced team performance through the mediating effect of team potency. The effect of transformational leadership on team potency was moderated by team power distance and team collectivism, such

John Schaubroeck; Simon S. K. Lam; Sandra E. Cha

2007-01-01

219

The Impact of Values and Leadership on Knowledge Integration Behaviors in Medical Projects Teams  

Microsoft Academic Search

Based on social network and social exchange theories, this paper explored the relations among perceived team values, paternalistic leadership, team affective commitment (TAC) and knowledge integration behaviors (KIBs) in the 31 medical project teams. The empirical study founded team values, paternalistic leadership did not have Synergistic effects on TAC and KIBs; meanwhile, although team values, paternalistic leadership have direct effects

Zhang Peng-cheng; Zhang Li-bin; Hou Zu-rong; Zhang Ke-jun

2008-01-01

220

The Relationship Between Leadership Behaviors and Group Cohesion in Team Sports  

Microsoft Academic Search

The relationship between leadership behaviors and team cohesion among baseball and softball players at two school levels was analyzed in relation to predictions based on Chelladurai and Carron's (1978) Multidimensional Model of Leadership (MML). Athletes (n = 307) completed the perceived and preferred versions of the Leadership Scale for Sports (LSS) and the Group Environment Questionnaire (GEQ). Athletes' coaches (n

David Lyle Light Shields; Douglas E. Gardner; Brenda Jo Light Bredemeier; Alan Bostro

1997-01-01

221

Positioning oneself for leadership: feelings of vulnerability among aspirant school principals  

Microsoft Academic Search

The research context for this article is the difficulty being experienced by a number of school systems, especially in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia, in recruiting principals. In our discussion we draw on preliminary findings from ongoing research into the experiences of a cohort of aspiring primary and secondary school principals. Our data comprise the electronic journal (E?journal) entries

Peter Gronn; Kathy Lacey

2004-01-01

222

The High School Associate Principal: Case Studies of an Emerging Role in Educational Leadership and Administration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Researchers in the field of educational administration have given little attention to the role of the associate principal. The research reported in this dissertation sought to fill that void through a close examination of the roles of the associate principals on two campuses in two different school districts. In addition to illustrating the role…

Fox, Kenneth F.

2010-01-01

223

Assessing the Validity of an Annual Survey for Measuring Principal Leadership Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Because research has shown that principals' practices can significantly impact teaching and learning in their schools through multiple avenues, it is critical to understand the validity of tools that measure principal practice. While the field has relied heavily on self-report surveys, little is known about their validity. This study compares…

Camburn, Eric M.; Huff, Jason T.; Goldring, Ellen B.; May, Henry

2010-01-01

224

Leadership Succession: The First-Year Principal--Insiders and Outsiders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The role of the school-building principal is vital to the school's overall success and the need for excellent educational leaders is urgent. When school districts are faced with school-building principal succession, the process of replacement can be extremely stressful, so it is critical that the appointment be successful. While much has been…

Whitlock-Pope, Shelly L.

2010-01-01

225

How Elementary School Principals with Different Leadership Content Knowledge Profiles Support Teachers' Mathematics Instruction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Classroom observation and teacher supervision is an important part of the life of schools. From the teacher's point of view it can be an opportunity for one's principal to get to know one's work and provide opportunities for continued learning; or it can be an ordeal. From the principal's point of view it can be an opportunity to understand what…

Nelson, Barbara Scott

2010-01-01

226

Exemplary Leadership in Challenging Urban Public School Settings It's the Principal of the Thing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This research examined exemplary principals in ten public schools that are located in challenging urban settings; schools in six cities located in four different states were studied. As a result, ten emerging themes have been identified that are shared by these exemplary principals, themes that can serve as a basis for improving and/or evaluating…

Gutelius, Harry

2011-01-01

227

Principles of Good Principals: Effective Leadership Brings a Board's Vision to the School Level  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The importance of effective principals to school reform is well-documented. But what makes a school principal an effective change agent, and how can a school board and district administrators assist in pushing their top site leaders to excellence? Many district and board leaders say it's all about vision, building trust with staff, and developing…

Martineau, Pamela

2012-01-01

228

The protean nature of instructional leadership: The relationship between the central office curriculum director and principal  

Microsoft Academic Search

Much of the recent literature on effective schools suggests that the principal must act as the instructional leader of a school. Yet, in many cases, principals find little time to fulfill this expectation. In addition, the research has not examined to any great extent the role of central office administrators, specifically curriculum directors, as actual or potential leaders of instructional

John J Di Natale

1990-01-01

229

Assessing the Validity of an Annual Survey for Measuring Principal Leadership Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Because research has shown that principals' practices can significantly impact teaching and learning in their schools through multiple avenues, it is critical to understand the validity of tools that measure principal practice. While the field has relied heavily on self-report surveys, little is known about their validity. This study compares…

Camburn, Eric M.; Huff, Jason T.; Goldring, Ellen B.; May, Henry

2010-01-01

230

Elementary principals' perceptions of the effects of professional development on instructional leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this research was to examine principals' perceptions of participation in professional development activities that prepare them to assume their roles of instructional leaders. A secondary purpose was to examine the discrepancies between their perceptions of the importance of professional developmental activities for principals and the functionality of these programs in helping them perform effectively as instructional leaders.

Zora Smith Denson

2006-01-01

231

Spatially quantifying the leadership effectiveness in collective behavior  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Among natural biological flocks/swarms or mass social activities, when the collective behavior of the followers has been dominated by the direction or opinion of one leader group, it seems difficult for later-coming leaders to reverse the orientation of the mass followers, especially when they are in quantitative minority. This paper, however, reports a counter-intuitive phenomenon, i.e. Following the Later-coming Minority, provided that the later-comers obey a favorable distribution pattern that enables them to spread their influence to as many followers as possible within a given time and to be dense enough to govern these local followers they can influence directly from the beginning. We introduce a discriminant index to quantify the whole group's orientation under competing leaderships, with which the eventual orientation of the mass followers can be predicted before launching the real dynamical procedure. From the application point of view, this leadership effectiveness index also helps us to design an economical way for the minority later-coming leaders to defeat the dominating majority leaders solely by optimizing their spatial distribution pattern provided that the premeditated goal is available. Our investigation provides insights into effective leadership in biological systems with meaningful implications for social and industrial applications.

Zhang, Hai-Tao; Wang, Ning; Chen, Michael Z. Q.; Su, Ri-Qi; Zhou, Tao; Zhou, Changsong

2010-12-01

232

A Schoolwide Discipline Plan That Empowers Teachers and Gives Principals Time for Instructional Leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

How can you develop and implement a schoolwide discipline program that empowers teachers and turns administrators back into instructional leaders; develop a faculty advisory that assists the principal in leading the school instead of \\

Jan Borelli

1997-01-01

233

An Exploratory Study on Principals' Conceptions about Their Role as School Leaders  

Microsoft Academic Search

This inquiry, by means of the case study method, explored how principals' conceptions about their role as school leader contribute to a better understanding of their leadership behavior and how this is related to school climate. The results indicated that differences of how principals conceive their leadership role are related, indirectly through their leadership practices (i.e., initiating structure and supportive

Geert Devos; Dave Bouckenooghe

2009-01-01

234

Leadership Behaviors Of Athletic Coaches In The Council Of Christian Colleges And Universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine the leadership behaviors of coaches within the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities using the Revised Leadership Scale for Sport. A secondary purpose was to gain greater insight into the democratic and positive feedback leadership behaviors of male and female coaches in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).\\u000aThree hundred

Jeffrey Schouten

2010-01-01

235

The Influence of Adult Attachment Styles on Workers' Preferences for Relational Leadership Behaviors  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the present study, researchers used contemporary attachment theory to explore the contributions of adult attachment styles on workers' preferences for relational leadership behaviors. A sample of 617 workers in a retail organization across ten stores throughout the East, South, and Midwest completed measures of relationship attachment style and preferences for leadership behaviors. As hypothesized, findings revealed that workers with

Karyn J. Boatwright; Frederick G. Lopez; Eric M. Sauer; Abbie VanDerWege; Daniel M. Huber

2010-01-01

236

Leadership behaviors, organizational culture and knowledge management practices : An empirical investigation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between leadership behaviors and knowledge management (KM) practices. More specifically, it aims to examine the influence of transformational and transactional leadership behaviors on KM, and the moderating effect of organizational culture on this relationship, in the context of small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) operating in Australia. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A

Hai Nam Nguyen; Sherif Mohamed

2011-01-01

237

Comparisons of Conceptual Preference for Cultural and Leadership Behavior in an Information Technology Organization  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The primary focus of the research study conducted was to analyze the predictive leadership behaviors of Southern Asian and United States individuals in the information technology career field. This research validates the leadership traits and behaviors of information technology types of United States individuals that enhance the impact of…

Valley, Amina B.

2009-01-01

238

Leadership Role Expectations and Relationships of Principals and Pastors in Catholic Parochial Elementary Schools: Part 1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Parish elementary schools in the United States have a governance structure that often precipitates conflict. The principal is the designated leader of the school, the educational administrator, and the supervisor of the faculty and students. By canon law, however, the pastor of the parish remains ultimately responsible for the spiritual and…

Schafer, Duane F.

2004-01-01

239

Mentors Coaching Principals in Instructional Leadership: The Case of Rebecca and Ramon  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This case is told from the perspective of Rebecca, a highly skilled mentor teacher, who struggles to work effectively with Ramon, the school principal. This case focuses on the supports and resources that instructional teacher leaders can provide to their school administrators. As the case suggests, the presence of well-trained mentors presents…

Carver, Cynthia L.

2010-01-01

240

Principals and Leadership--An Interview with John Gardner. A "Bulletin" Special.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|During this interview, John Gardner, former Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (1965-68), comments on the substantial overlap between leaders and managers. When principals perform as leaders, they are preoccupied with vision, values, motivation, and renewal. They become politically expert at bargaining, mediating, sorting out,…

NASSP Bulletin, 1988

1988-01-01

241

Considering Institutional Character and Leadership Domains in K-12 Principal Training, Licensing, and Selection  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Selection of educational leaders in the United States typically involves four decision points controlled by three types of institutions: admission to and graduation from a principal preparation program controlled by an institution of higher education, certification controlled by the state, and employment controlled by a local school district.…

Painter, Suzanne R.

2006-01-01

242

Elementary Principal Perceptions on Key Leadership Responsibilities Associated with Increased Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Although research has provided a substantial amount of information about key characteristics of effective school leaders, there is a growing need for continued improvement and reflective practice on the continuous development of instructional leaders. The purpose of this study was to determine to what extent elementary principals perceive they…

Hopper, Lora E.

2009-01-01

243

Beyond Instructional Leadership: The Lived Experiences of Principals in Successful Urban Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Despite national statistics that suggest declining African American and Latino student achievement, few schools accept the challenge of educating the neediest students, and even fewer succeed. This phenomenological study examined the experiences of and strategies employed by three principals of urban schools that effectively educate traditionally…

White-Smith, Kimberly A.

2012-01-01

244

The State of Leadership: Public School Principals in Illinois. Policy Research: IERC 2010-2  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides a detailed descriptive analysis of the principals who led Illinois public schools from 2001 through 2008. The authors begin with a brief historical review of the research literature on educational administration to provide a foundation for understanding the broader context for this study. Using state administrative records and…

Brown, Kathleen Sullivan; White, Bradford R.

2010-01-01

245

Considering Institutional Character and Leadership Domains in K-12 Principal Training, Licensing, and Selection  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Selection of educational leaders in the United States typically involves four decision points controlled by three types of institutions: admission to and graduation from a principal preparation program controlled by an institution of higher education, certification controlled by the state, and employment controlled by a local school district.…

Painter, Suzanne R.

2006-01-01

246

Best from the Best: Distinguished Principals Offer Nine Instructional Leadership Practices That Work  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The term "best practice" is commonly used to describe "what works" in a specific situation or environment. When principals face a thorny challenge, they turn to their colleagues in the principalship for ideas about which strategies, activities, and approaches have proved to be effective and efficient in addressing the issue. NAESP plays a crucial…

Principal, 2012

2012-01-01

247

An inquiry into the leadership experiences of African American women principals in Catholic schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study analyses the experiences of African American women principals in Catholic elementary schools in the Archdioceses of New York and Newark and Diocese of Brooklyn. The study maintains that when leaders engage in reflective practices they create new stories; experiences are means to informed practices of effective leaders. After the researcher delved into literature of experiences of leaders who

Lucy Acheampong

2009-01-01

248

Adolescent Suicide. The Trauma of Adolescent Suicide. A Time for Special Leadership by Principals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This monograph was written to help principals and other school personnel explore the issues of adolescent suicide and its prevention. Chapter 1 presents statistics on the incidence of adolescent suicides and suicide attempts. Chapter 2, Causes of Suicide, reviews developmental tasks of adolescence, lists several contributors to adolescent suicide,…

Dempsey, Richard A.

249

The Trauma of Adolescent Suicide: A Time for Special Leadership by Principals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This monograph provides principals and school officials with information about coping with adolescent suicide. Section 1, "Introduction," discusses the uncomfortable nature of the topic, cites statistics, and recommends that preventive programs be developed. Section 2, "Causes of Suicide," analyzes stress and depression among youth and suggests…

Dempsey, Richard A.

250

Principal leadership: How knowledge, agency, and beliefs influence grade-level K--8 student retention  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite voluminous research on the detrimental effects of grade-level retention, it continues as a regular practice in American public schools as an intervention for struggling students. While research has been done on the roles and influences of teachers on the retention process, little has been done to measure the influence of the school principal on retention's use. ^ An original

Matthew Thomas Evans

2012-01-01

251

Best from the Best: Distinguished Principals Offer Nine Instructional Leadership Practices That Work  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The term "best practice" is commonly used to describe "what works" in a specific situation or environment. When principals face a thorny challenge, they turn to their colleagues in the principalship for ideas about which strategies, activities, and approaches have proved to be effective and efficient in addressing the issue. NAESP plays a crucial…

Principal, 2012

2012-01-01

252

School Leadership and Reform: Case Studies of Philadelphia Principals. Occasional Paper.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report is the result of a 10-month study of 12 principals in the School District of Philadelphia. The research included in the report is part of a body of qualitative data collected about schools engaged in Philadelphia's Children Achieving reform agenda. The report explores the nature of emerging responsibilities, the ways in which…

Spiri, Mary Helen

253

Students with Special Needs, Reading Education, and Principals: Bridging the Divide through Instructional Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Principals are held accountable for achievement results of students on state-mandated assessments. Special needs students who struggle with literacy can impact the pass rates on these assessments. This study identifies how reading is taught to special needs students in both self-contained and inclusion settings at the secondary level in one school…

Sanzo, Karen; Clayton, Jennifer; Sherman, Whitney

2011-01-01

254

Why Leadership-Skilled Women Teachers Are Saying "No" to the Principal's Role: A Matter of Individual Choice or Institutional Constraint?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|According to recent data, the pool of principal candidates is shrinking. How is the role perceived and what can school districts do to make it more attractive in recruiting and retaining highly qualified administrators? This open-ended, qualitative study sought to uncover the underlying reasons leadership-skilled women teachers choose to remain…

Brown, Kathleen M.; Wynn, Susan

2004-01-01

255

When Does Self-Sacrificial Leadership Motivate Prosocial Behavior? It Depends on Followers’ Prevention Focus  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the present set of studies, the authors examine the idea that self-sacrificial leadership motivates follower prosocial behavior, particularly among followers with a prevention focus. Drawing on the self-sacrificial leadership literature and regulatory focus theory, the authors provide results from 4 studies (1 laboratory and 3 field studies) that support the research hypothesis. Specifically, the relationship between self-sacrificial leadership and

David De Cremer; David M. Mayer; Marius van Dijke; Barbara C. Schouten; Mary Bardes

2009-01-01

256

Leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

This chapter looks at the response of higher education leadership to pressures for transformation emanating from a new co-operative governance policy environment, the marketisation of higher education, and from within institutions themselves. The different pressures set up tensions between equity and efficiency, leading and managing within a democratic context, and maintaining academic autonomy on the one hand, while being responsive

Tembile Kulati; Tedboho Moja

257

Interviewing for the Principal's Job: A Behavior-Based Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The stakes are high when one decides to leave a tenured teaching position or an assistant principalship to interview for a principal's position. However, the stakes are high for the future employer as well. The school district needs to know that the applicant is ready for a job that is very complex. As a new principal, the applicant will be…

Clement, Mary C.

2009-01-01

258

Development of a Measure of Army Leadership Climate: The Military Leadership Behavior Survey.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A questionnaire used by the CONARC Leadership Board study in 1971 was modified and expanded, in order to better define and measure specific aspects of leadership and to check the reliability of the resulting scores and their relation to other measures. Th...

R. G. Downey

1974-01-01

259

Distributed Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|School-reform efforts in recent years have stressed, and expanded, the leadership role of the principal. But in the view of many analysts, the task of transforming a school is too complex for one person to accomplish alone. Consequently, a new model of leadership is developing: distributed leadership. This Research Roundup summarizes five…

Lashway, Larry

2003-01-01

260

Leadership behaviors in cross-boundary information sharing and integration: comparing the US and China  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study comprises a comparative analysis between the US and China regarding public sector leadership behaviors in the context of cross-boundary information sharing and integration. The research conducts an original case study in China set in the product safety and food safety policy domain. The case explores leadership behaviors of middle-level information leaders in the context of cross-boundary information sharing

Lei Zheng; Sharon S. Dawes; Theresa A. Pardo

2009-01-01

261

Transformational Leadership in Labor Organizations: The Effects on Union Citizenship Behaviors  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study suggests that transformational leadership influences union citizenship behavior by fostering a covenantal relationship\\u000a between the union and the union member. A framework for covenantal relationships is developed from social exchange and social\\u000a identity theories. Transformational leadership behavior was found to be strongly related to perceived union support, a social\\u000a exchange construct. The results also indicated that there are

Nicholas W. Twigg; J. Bryan Fuller; Kim Hester

2008-01-01

262

The role of leadership self-efficacy and stereotype activation on cardiovascular, behavioral and self-report responses in the leadership domain  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research examines female leaders' responses to the gender–leader stereotype and the role of leadership self-efficacy in these responses. Using the biopsychosocial model of threat and challenge, this laboratory experiment examined women's cardiovascular, behavioral (i.e., performance), and self-report responses to the negative female leader stereotype as a function of leadership efficacy. Female participants, selected on leadership efficacy scores, served as

Crystal L. Hoyt; Jim Blascovich

2010-01-01

263

PRINCIPALS OF ORGANIC CONTAMINANT BEHAVIOR DURING ARTIFICIAL RECHARGE  

EPA Science Inventory

The behavior of a variety of organic contaminants having low molecular weight has been observed during groundwater recharge with reclaimed water. The evidence is site-specific, but is believed to have broader implications regarding the general behavior of organic contaminants in ...

264

The Relationship Between Charismatic Leadership, Work Engagement, and Organizational Citizenship Behaviors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Researchers in organizational behavior have long been interested in exploring how employees’ perceptions of their leaders influence their work-related thoughts and behaviors. This study tested a meditation model linking leader charisma to organizational citizenship behaviors (OCB) via work engagement. The authors administered 91 participants the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire, the OCB Scale, and the Work Engagement Scale. The results indicated a

Meredith Elaine Babcock-Roberson; Oriel J. Strickland

2010-01-01

265

Developing a Psychometrically Sound Assessment of School Leadership: The VAL-ED as a Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Research has consistently shown that principal leadership matters for successful schools. Evaluating principals on the behaviors shown to improve student learning should be an important leverage point for raising leadership quality. Yet principals are often evaluated with the use of instruments with no theoretical background and little, if any,…

Porter, Andrew C.; Polikoff, Morgan S.; Goldring, Ellen; Murphy, Joseph; Elliott, Stephen N.; May, Henry

2010-01-01

266

LEADERSHIP BEHAVIOR AND EMPLOYEE VOICE: IS THE DOOR REALLY OPEN?  

Microsoft Academic Search

We investigate the relationships between two types of change-oriented leadership (transformational leadership and managerial openness) and subordinate improve- ment-oriented voice in a two-phase study. Findings from 3,149 employees and 223 managers in a restaurant chain indicate that openness is more consistently related to voice, given controls for numerous individual differences in subordinates' personality, satisfaction, and job demography. This relationship is

JAMES R. DETERT; ETHAN R. BURRIS

2007-01-01

267

Changing Classroom BehaviorThe School Principal and Contingency Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Combining education theory with techniques of behavioral science produces a successful means of effecting change in the classroom, says this advocate of contingency management. He dis cusses the tools, the strategy, and the rules of the game.

Paul S. George

1972-01-01

268

A study of the relationship between the levels of consistency of principals' self-perception of leadership styles and teachers' perceptions  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to gain insight into self-perception of one's behavior as a leader and the perception of his\\/her leadership behavior by his\\/her subordinates. The study was conducted using the survey data of elementary schools in Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools and Knox County Schools in Tennessee. Thirty-three schools from each district participated in the study.^ Two data-gathering

Doris Elaine Gallivan

1996-01-01

269

Motivating Peak Performance: Leadership Behaviors That Stimulate Employee Motivation And Performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

The impact of leader behaviors on motivation levels of employees was examined in this study. Two hundred twenty-three vice presidents and chief officers from 104 member colleges and universities in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities were sampled. Leaders were administered the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ-rater version) and multiple regressions models were utilized to create a four-factor leadership model

Kerry Webb

2007-01-01

270

Rethinking Instructional Leadership, a Review: What Do We Know about Principal, Teacher, and Coach Instructional Leadership, and Where Should We Go from Here?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: The purpose of this article is to uncover what scholars know and do not know about instructional leadership, paying particular attention to what they have learned about how this work is done and where knowledge falls short. The author takes a first step at integrating three distinct literatures: (a) the traditional instructional…

Neumerski, Christine M.

2013-01-01

271

Combinative aspects of leadership style  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article introduces the concept of combinative aspects of leadership style, which addresses elements of leadership style such as the ordering and temporal spacing of leadership behaviors. The major purpose is to show that perceptions of leadership are influenced by the manner in which leadership behaviors are combined. Different combinations of task-oriented leadership statements and socioemotionally oriented leadership statements were

Gian Casimir

2001-01-01

272

Leadership and Writing: How Principals' Knowledge, Beliefs, and Interventions Affect Writing Instruction in Elementary and Secondary Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose: This study explored the perceptions of teachers regarding principal support for and understanding of effective writing instruction and whether certain areas of knowledge influence principals' actions and interventions.Research Design:Researchers surveyed teacher participants using the Principal's Support for Writing Instrument and also asked whether their principal was trained in writing as a process. The sample (N = 169) included elementary

Marla W. McGhee; Chulsub Lew

2007-01-01

273

Teachers' Organizational Citizenship Behavior: Examining the Boundary between In-Role Behavior and Extra-Role Behavior from the Perspective of Teachers, Principals and Parents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examined how different stakeholders in school (principals, teachers, parents) conceptualize teachers' role breadth, i.e., whether they define given behaviors commonly assumed to be OCBs as in-role or extra-role behaviors. Drawing on a survey of 29 principals, 245 teachers and 345 parents, the results showed that principals and teachers…

Belogolovsky, Elena; Somech, Anit

2010-01-01

274

The Impact of Ethical Leadership Behavior on Employee Outcomes: The Roles of Psychological Empowerment and Authenticity  

Microsoft Academic Search

The topics of authentic leadership and the ethical behavior of leaders have received significant interest in recent years due to the plethora of ethical scandals in corporations. In this paper, we developed a theoretical framework that maintains that employees' psychological empowerment mediates the relationship between leaders' ethical behaviors and employees' organizational commitment and trust in leaders. We also argue that

Weichun Zhu; Douglas R. May; Bruce J. Avolio

2004-01-01

275

Leadership, Party, and Religion: Explaining Voting Behavior in Indonesia  

Microsoft Academic Search

This case study tests the significance of leadership, party identification, religious orientation, political economy, and sociological and demographic factors in the legislative and presidential choices of voters in the new Indonesian democracy. Data were obtained from four national opinion surveys conducted by the authors following parliamentary elections in 1999 and 2004 and the two-round presidential election in 2004. Bivariate and

R. William Liddle; Saiful Mujani

2007-01-01

276

A Multivariate Study of Administrator Leadership Behavior and Custodial Satisfaction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of 81 custodians in a large southern K-12 educational organization gathered data on their age, race, sex, education, supervisors' leadership dimensions (consideration and initiation of structure), and satisfaction with work, supervision, and pay. Multivariate analysis indicated that custodians dissatisfied with their supervisors'…

Young, I. Phillip

1982-01-01

277

Servant Leadership, Hope, and Organizational Virtuousness: A Framework Exploring Positive Micro and Macro Behaviors and Performance Impact  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article proposes a framework for bridging servant leadership with the positive psychology field. In the framework, servant leadership facilitates both micro- and macro-positive behaviors in individuals, groups\\/teams, and organizations. Hope and organizational virtuousness are used as examples of micro- and macro-positive behaviors that may be optimized by servant leadership. This article describes the framework and its constructs, develops testable

Travis P. Searle; John E. Barbuto

2011-01-01

278

On Being a Principal: The Rewards and Challenges of School Leadership. New Directions for School Leadership. The Jossey-Bass Education Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The principalship is increasing in complexity and responsibility to the point where principals themselves find it increasingly difficult to know their function in schools. Principals were invited to write for this volume about what is rewarding to them about the work they do. This book explores what makes the position worthwhile to these school…

Donaldson, Gordon A., Jr., Ed.

1997-01-01

279

Servant Leadership, Procedural Justice Climate, Service Climate, Employee Attitudes, and Organizational Citizenship Behavior: A Cross-Level Investigation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study tests the influence of servant leadership on 2 group climates, employee attitudes, and organizational citizenship behavior. Results from a sample of 815 employees and 123 immediate supervisors revealed that commitment to the supervisor, self-efficacy, procedural justice climate, and service climate partially mediated the relationship between servant leadership and organizational citizenship behavior. Cross-level interaction results revealed that procedural justice

Fred O. Walumbwa; Chad A. Hartnell; Adegoke Oke

2010-01-01

280

Family leadership styles and adolescent dietary and physical activity behaviors: a cross-sectional study  

PubMed Central

Background Transformational leadership is conceptualized as a set of behaviors designed to inspire, energize and motivate others to achieve higher levels of functioning, and is associated with salient health-related outcomes in organizational settings. Given (a) the similarities that exist between leadership within organizational settings and parenting within families, and (b) the importance of the family environment in the promotion of adolescent health-enhancing behaviors, the purpose of this exploratory study was to examine the cross-sectional relationships between parents’ transformational leadership behaviors and adolescent dietary and physical activity behaviors. Methods 857 adolescents (aged 13–15, mean age?=?14.70 yrs) completed measures of transformational parenting behaviors, healthful dietary intake and leisure-time physical activity. Regression analyses were conducted to examine relationships between family transformational leadership and adolescent health outcomes. A further ‘extreme group analysis’ was conducted by clustering families based on quartile splits. A MANCOVA (controlling for child gender) was conducted to examine differences between families displaying (a) HIGH levels of transformational parenting (consistent HIGH TP), (b) LOW levels of transformational parenting (consistent LOW TP), and (c) inconsistent levels of transformational parenting (inconsistent HIGH-LOW TP). Results Results revealed that adolescents’ perceptions of family transformational parenting were associated with both healthy dietary intake and physical activity. Adolescents who perceived their families to display the highest levels of transformational parenting (HIGH TP group) displayed greater healthy eating and physical activity behaviors than adolescents who perceived their families to display the lowest levels of transformational parenting behaviors (LOW TP group). Adolescents who perceived their families to display inconsistent levels of transformational parenting behaviors (HIGH-LOW TP group) displayed the same levels of healthy eating behaviors as those adolescents from the LOW TP group. For physical activity behaviors, adolescents who perceived their families to display inconsistent levels of transformational parenting behaviors (HIGH-LOW TP group) did not differ in terms of physical activity than those in either the HIGH TP or LOW TP group. Conclusions Family transformational parenting behaviors were positively associated with both healthful dietary intake and leisure-time physical activity levels amongst adolescents. The findings suggest that transformational leadership theory is a useful framework for understanding the relationship between family leadership behaviors and adolescent health outcomes.

2012-01-01

281

Leader personality traits and employee voice behavior: mediating roles of ethical leadership and work group psychological safety.  

PubMed

The antecedents and consequences of ethical leadership were examined in a study of 894 employees and their 222 immediate supervisors in a major financial institution in the United States. The leader personality traits of agreeableness and conscientiousness were positively related to direct reports' ratings of the leader's ethical leadership, whereas neuroticism was unrelated to these ratings. Ethical leadership influenced followers' voice behavior as rated by followers' immediate supervisors. This relationship was partially mediated by followers' perceptions of psychological safety. Implications for research on ethical leadership and means to enhance ethical behavior among leaders and nonleaders are discussed. PMID:19702370

Walumbwa, Fred O; Schaubroeck, John

2009-09-01

282

Relationship between gilt behavior and meat quality using principal component analysis.  

PubMed

Pig on-farm behavior has important repercussions on pig welfare and performance, but generally its relationship with meat quality is not well understood. We used principal component analysis to determine the relationship between meat quality traits, feeding patterns, scale activity, and number of conflict-avoidance interactions. The first principal component indicated that gilts with greater daily feed intake stayed longer in the feeder and their meat had increased intramuscular fat (IMF), was lighter in color, and, in the second principal component, had better juiciness, tenderness, chewiness, and flavor. Meat from gilts with lower scale activity scores appeared to have more IMF but greater drip losses (DL). The third principal component suggested that dominant gilts could gain priority access to the feeder, eating more and growing fatter. In conclusion, except for the slight associations with IMF and DL, gilt scale activity and conflict-avoidance behaviors were not good indicators of final meat quality attributes. PMID:23921217

Ros-Freixedes, R; Sadler, L J; Onteru, S K; Smith, R M; Young, J M; Johnson, A K; Lonergan, S M; Huff-Lonergan, E; Dekkers, J C M; Rothschild, M F

2013-07-13

283

Women in Leadership Positions: A Comparison of Considerate vs. Dominant Behavioral Styles.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The possibility that women in positions of leadership need to engage in sex-role appropriate behaviors in order to be effective has been investigated recently. In order to explore whether a sex appropriate, Considerate style helps women to be more influential and effective leaders than a sex inappropriate, Dominant style, 47 mixed-sex groups…

Watson, Carol D.

284

Development of an Instrument to Measure Self-Reported Leadership Behaviors of Nurse Practitioners.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The development of a questionnaire for measuring self-reported leadership behaviors in nurse practitioners at the advanced clinical level and designed to examine the relationships of other variables such as educational level is described, along with the use of pilot test results in a graduate nursing curriculum. (MSE)|

Jones, L. Colette; And Others

1986-01-01

285

A Factorial Survey on Fair Leadership Behavior and the Role of Superiors  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper extends research on leader fairness to the perspective of his\\/her superior. While common research is focused on followers’ judgments of fair leadership behavior, I proposed to take into account the role of superiors due to their important position in organizational hierarchy influencing the relationship of leaders and followers considerably. To study these influences, I make use of a

Marcel Feldmann

2010-01-01

286

High School Counselors' Views of Their Leadership Behaviors: A Q Methodology Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|There has been a growing body of professional literature regarding the importance of school counselors behaving as leaders in schools. This study builds on that professional literature by investigating how high school counselors perceive their own leadership behaviors. Q methodology was used to develop 40 opinion statements reflecting school…

Janson, Chris

2009-01-01

287

Organizational Citizenship Behavior in Sport: Relationships with Leadership, Team Cohesion, and Athlete Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to introduce the construct of organizational citizenship behavior (OCB; Organ, 1988) into the sport psychology literature and examine its utility in sport. Based upon OCB research in the organizational literature, the Multidimensional Model of Leadership (MML; Chelladurai, 1978), the conceptual framework of team cohesion (CFC; Carron & Hausenblas, 1998), and a model of athlete

Mark W. Aoyagi; Richard H. Cox; Richard T. McGuire

2008-01-01

288

Perceived Leadership Behavior of Physical Education Teacher-Coaches: When They Teach vs. when They Coach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The objective of the study was to see whether a teacher-coach exhibits different types of leadership behavior when s/he teaches a PE class and coaches a group of athletes. The participants in this study were 17-18 year old second-year preuniversity students from two local junior colleges in Singapore. A total of 159 students of mixed gender…

Kwon, Hyungil Harry; Pyun, Do young; Kim, May

2010-01-01

289

Motivating Peak Performance: Leadership Behaviors That Stimulate Employee Motivation and Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The impact of leader behaviors on motivation levels of employees was examined in this study. Two hundred twenty-three vice presidents and chief officers from 104 member colleges and universities in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities were sampled. Leaders were administered the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ-rater…

Webb, Kerry

2007-01-01

290

Leadership in Romania  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – What is leadership, how do Romanians relate to their organization's leaders, which are the most common leadership behaviors and which leadership style is best for Romania? This paper attempts to address these issues. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Data were collected on actual Romanian leadership and preferences in leadership's styles. The questions were grouped according to the two major continuums: autocratic

Ingrid Aioanei

2006-01-01

291

Determining Effective Leadership Behaviors for USAF Company Grade Officers.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Leaders need to emphasize different behaviors as they advance through increasing levels of responsibility (Jacobs and Jaques, 1985). This same thesis can be applied to Air Force officers different behaviors are needed as an officer progresses from company...

W. D. Berry

1998-01-01

292

The moderating effect of environmental dynamism on the relationship between entrepreneur leadership behavior and new venture performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article outlines a model of when, why, and how the influence of entrepreneur leadership behavior on new venture performance is likely to be moderated by the level of environmental dynamism. The model is tested using a sample of 66 new ventures. The results indicate that environmental dynamism has a significant positive moderating effect on the relationship between transformational leadership

Michael D. Ensley; Craig L. Pearce; Keith M. Hmieleski

2006-01-01

293

Mechanical behavior of marine risers: mode of influence of principal parameters  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper attempts to identify the principal parameters that influence the behavior of drilling and production risers and to explain how and why they do so. Clear understanding of these influences enable particular risers to be optimized rapidly without recourse to an inordinate number of computer analyses. The points of greatest concern, to the riser designer, are: stress levels in

Sparks

1980-01-01

294

Explaining the Behavioral Intention towards BI Implementation in Public Administrations - A Principal-Agent Theory Approach  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Business Intelligence (BI) is an established instrument to support public administrations in their management tasks by increasing their information level. BI is of special interest in the context of introducing accrual accounting in public administrations as this affects the information level of different stakeholders, leading to a possible decrease for municipal councils. The principal-agent theory can help to explain different behavioral intentions of the stakeholders concerning the introduction of BI. We employ a single qualitative case study to analyze these behavioral intentions. It shows that the introduction of accrual accounting did decrease the information level of the municipal council making the principal-agent problems possible. Furthermore, it shows that BI might be a solution for this problem. Therefore, council members show the behavioral intention to support the BI implementation while administration staff members rather resist it. Based on these finding, we discuss implications for practice and future research.

Becker, Jörg; Bergener, Philipp; Lis, ?ukasz; Niehaves, Björn

295

Principal Instructional Leadership: How Does It Influence An Elementary Science Program Amidst Contradictory Messages Of Reform And Change?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reform documents clearly convey that teachers are central to national efforts to reform instructional and curricular practices in science classrooms. Although teachers are recognized as critical to reform efforts, actualizing the vision requires the combined efforts of an array of individuals. Within the school’s context, science education reform developers and researchers recognize that principals are important, and indeed influence science

Kimberly Shevon Lanier

2008-01-01

296

Principals' value-informed decision making, intrapersonal moral discord, and pathways to resolution : The complexities of moral leadership praxis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This research seeks to explore the inevitable internal struggle experienced by school leaders when making ethically-informed judgments. The study acquired principals' intimate reflections about professional decision making in response to personal versus organizational and\\/or professional value discrepancy as identified in the ethic of the profession and its model for promoting students' best interests. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A modified phenomenological

William C. Frick

2009-01-01

297

When does transformational leadership enhance employee proactive behavior? The role of autonomy and role breadth self-efficacy.  

PubMed

Two multisource studies address the interactive effects of personal and contextual variables on employees' proactive behavior. In line with previous work, we find positive main effects of transformational leadership, role breadth self-efficacy, and job autonomy on employee proactive behavior (personal initiative in Study 1 and prosocial proactive behavior in Study 2). As expected, a 3-way interaction qualifies these main effects: In situations of high autonomy, transformational leadership relates positively to proactive behavior for individuals high (but not low) on self-efficacy. Vice versa, in situations low on job autonomy, transformational leadership relates positively to proactive behavior for individuals low (but not high) on self-efficacy. This pattern is found both for self-ratings and peer-ratings of employees' proactive behavior in Study 1 and for supervisor ratings of such behavior in Study 2. PMID:21842977

Den Hartog, Deanne N; Belschak, Frank D

2011-08-15

298

An understanding of nurse educators' leadership behaviors in implementing mandatory continuing nursing education in China.  

PubMed

Mandatory continuing nursing education is viewed as one way to develop registered nurses' continuing competencies. However, as has been argued internationally, it can also create a paradox in terms of learning to meet study requirements. Such paradox has been discussing in China since the implementation of mandatory continuing nursing education in 1996. Nurse educators, who develop continuing nursing education programs, appear to respond to the paradox differently associated with their leadership styles. This article reports a qualitative study aiming to gain an understanding of nurse educators' leadership behaviors in implementing mandatory continuing nursing education in China. Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics underpins in-depth interviews with five nurse educators and data interpretation. Two categories of nurse educators, described as proactive educator and reactive educator, were identified and compared with two types of leadership styles described as transformational leader and transactional leader in the literature of educational leadership and continuing professional development. Proactive educators shared core attributors of transformational leaders and were able to relieve the paradox in mandatory continuing nursing education. Reactive educators however showed some attributors of transactional leaders and might escalate the paradox. Findings suggest further research in relation to the preparation of nurse educators. PMID:18289940

Xiao, Lily Dongxia

2008-03-04

299

Regulatory focus as a mediator of the influence of initiating structure and servant leadership on employee behavior.  

PubMed

In this research, the authors test a model in which the regulatory focus of employees at work mediates the influence of leadership on employee behavior. In a nationally representative sample of 250 workers who responded over 2 time periods, prevention focus mediated the relationship of initiating structure to in-role performance and deviant behavior, whereas promotion focus mediated the relationship of servant leadership to helping and creative behavior. The results indicate that even though initiating structure and servant leadership share some variance in explaining other variables, each leadership style incrementally predicts disparate outcomes after controlling for the other style and dispositional tendencies. A new regulatory focus scale, the Work Regulatory Focus (WRF) Scale, also was developed and initially validated for this study. Implications for the results and the WRF Scale are discussed. PMID:19025244

Neubert, Mitchell J; Kacmar, K Michele; Carlson, Dawn S; Chonko, Lawrence B; Roberts, James A

2008-11-01

300

Minimizing deviant behavior in healthcare organizations: the effects of supportive leadership and job design.  

PubMed

In an era when healthcare organizations are beset by intense competition, lawsuits, and increased administrative costs, it is essential that employees perform their jobs efficiently and without distraction. Deviant workplace behavior among healthcare employees is especially threatening to organizational effectiveness, and healthcare managers must understand the antecedents of such behavior to minimize its prevalence. Deviant employee behavior has been categorized into two major types, individual and organizational, according to the intended target of the behavior. Behavior directed at the individual includes such acts as harassment and aggression, whereas behavior directed at the organization includes such acts as theft, sabotage, and voluntary absenteeism, to name a few (Robinson and Bennett 1995). Drawing on theory from organizational behavior, we examined two important features of supportive leadership, leader-member exchange (LMX) and perceived organizational support (POS), and two important features of job design, intrinsic motivation and depersonalization, as predictors of subsequent deviant behavior in a sample of over 1,900 employees within a large US healthcare organization. Employees who reported weaker perceptions of LMX and greater perceptions of depersonalization were more likely to engage in deviant behavior directed at the individual, whereas employees who reported weaker perceptions of POS and intrinsic motivation were more likely to engage in deviant behavior directed at the organization. These findings give rise to specific prescriptions for healthcare managers to prevent or minimize the frequency of deviant behavior in the workplace. PMID:21166322

Chullen, C Logan; Dunford, Benjamin B; Angermeier, Ingo; Boss, R Wayne; Boss, Alan D

301

The impact of salesperson transformational leadership behavior on customer relationship marketing behavior : A study of the Sri Lankan corporate banking sector  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to identify the impact of transformational leadership behavior of salespersons on the level of customers' trust and customers' relationship commitment with the salespersons in the Sri Lankan corporate banking sector. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Based on the literature, it was hypothesized that idealized influence behavior and individualized considerate behavior of salespersons positively affect customers'

J. A. S. K. Jayakody; W. M. A. Sanjeewani

2006-01-01

302

Servant leadership, procedural justice climate, service climate, employee attitudes, and organizational citizenship behavior: a cross-level investigation.  

PubMed

This study tests the influence of servant leadership on 2 group climates, employee attitudes, and organizational citizenship behavior. Results from a sample of 815 employees and 123 immediate supervisors revealed that commitment to the supervisor, self-efficacy, procedural justice climate, and service climate partially mediated the relationship between servant leadership and organizational citizenship behavior. Cross-level interaction results revealed that procedural justice climate and positive service climate amplified the influence of commitment to the supervisor on organizational citizenship behavior. Implications of these results for theory and practice and directions for future research are discussed. PMID:20476830

Walumbwa, Fred O; Hartnell, Chad A; Oke, Adegoke

2010-05-01

303

Principals as Cultural Leaders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Principals have a strong role to play in forming school cultures that encourage change. Changing a school's culture requires shared or distributed leadership and instructional leadership. A multiyear study found that three elements are necessary for a school culture that stimulates teachers to improve their instruction: 1) Teachers and…

Louis, Karen Seashore; Wahlstrom, Kyla

2011-01-01

304

Regulatory Focus as a Mediator of the Influence of Initiating Structure and Servant Leadership on Employee Behavior  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this research, the authors test a model in which the regulatory focus of employees at work mediates the influence of leadership on employee behavior. In a nationally representative sample of 250 workers who responded over 2 time periods, prevention focus mediated the relationship of initiating structure to in-role performance and deviant behavior, whereas promotion focus mediated the relationship of

Mitchell J. Neubert; K. Michele Kacmar; Dawn S. Carlson; Lawrence B. Chonko; James A. Roberts

2008-01-01

305

Usefulness of leadership behavior and social power variables in predicting job tension, performance, and turnover of nursing employees  

Microsoft Academic Search

Investigated with 216 19–65 yr old nurses from a metropolitan hospital relationships of head nurses' leadership behavior (Form XII of the Leader Behavior Description Questionnaire) and social power variables with staff members' job tension, performance, and terminations. A regression model explained significant portions of variance in these criterion variables. Leader consideration was inversely associated with tension and terminations but also

John E. Sheridan; Donald J. Vredenburgh

1978-01-01

306

An Examination of the Effect of Coach Leadership Behaviors on the Psychosocial Development of Division III College Football Players  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study explores the relationship between student athlete development and coach leadership behaviors in NCAA Division III football players. Three key elements support this study. The first, Thelma Horn's model of coaching effectiveness, provided the framework for the impact of coaching behaviors on student athlete development. The second,…

Williams, Gary P.

2010-01-01

307

Dominance, leadership, and aggression: animal behavior studies during the Second World War.  

PubMed

During the decade surrounding the Second World War, an extensive literature on the biological and psychological basis of aggression surfaced in America, a literature that in general emphasized the significance of learning and environment in the origins of aggressive behavior. Focusing on the animal behavior research of Warder Clyde Allee and John Paul Scott, this paper examines the complex interplay among conceptual, institutional, and societal forces that created and shaped a discourse on the subjects of aggression, dominance, and leadership within the context of World War II. The distinctions made between sexual and social dominance during this period, distinctions accentuated by the threat of totalitarianism abroad, and the varying ways that interpretations of behavior could be negotiated attests to the multiplicity of interactions that influence the development of scientific research. PMID:11607960

Mitman, G

1990-01-01

308

Highlights from "Research on Effective School Leadership."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|THE FOLLOWING IS THE FULL TEXT OF THIS DOCUMENT: Effective schools have effective leaders. Much of what the school does to promote achievement is within the principal's power to influence and control. Specifically, there are six leadership behaviors that have been consistently associated with schools that are well managed and whose students…

Sweeney, James

1982-01-01

309

Investigating the behavioral and self-report constructs of impulsivity domains using principal component analysis.  

PubMed

Impulsivity, often defined as a human behavior characterized by the inclination of an individual to act on urge rather than thought, with diminished regard to consequences, encompasses a range of maladaptive behaviors, which are in turn affected by distinct neural systems. Congruent with the above definition, behavioral studies have consistently shown that the underlying construct of impulsivity is multidimensional in nature. However, research to date has been inconclusive regarding the different domains or constructs that constitute this behavior. In addition there is also no clear consensus as to whether self-report and laboratory based measures of impulsivity measure the same or different domains. This study aimed to: (i) characterize the underlying multidimensional construct of impulsivity using a sample with varying degrees of putative impulsivity related to substance misuse, including subjects who were at-risk of substance use or addicted (ARA), and (ii) assess relationships between self-report and laboratory measures of impulsivity, using a principal component-based factor analysis. In addition, our supplementary goal was to evaluate the structural constructs of impulsivity within each group separately (healthy and ARA). We used five self-report measures (Behavioral Inhibition System/Behavioral Activation System, Barratt Impulsivity Scale-11, Padua Inventory, Zuckerman Sensation Seeking Scale, and Sensitivity to Punishment and Sensitivity to Reward Questionnaire) and two computer-based laboratory tasks (Balloon Analog Risk Task and the Experiential Discounting Task) to measure the aspects of impulsivity in a total of 176 adult subjects. Subjects included healthy controls (n = 89), nonalcoholic subjects with family histories of alcoholism (family history positive; n = 36) and both former (n = 20) and current (n = 31) cocaine users. Subjects with a family history of alcoholism and cocaine abusers were grouped together as 'at-risk/addicted' (ARA) to evaluate our supplementary goal. Our overall results revealed the multidimensional nature of the impulsivity construct as captured optimally through a five-factor solution that accounted for nearly 70% of the total variance. The five factors/components were imputed as follows 'Self-Reported Behavioral Activation', 'Self-Reported Compulsivity and Reward/Punishment', 'Self-Reported Impulsivity', 'Behavioral Temporal Discounting', and 'Behavioral Risk-Taking'. We also found that contrary to previously published reports, there was significant overlap between certain laboratory and self-report measures, indicating that they might be measuring the same impulsivity domain. In addition, our supplemental analysis also suggested that the impulsivity constructs were largely, but not entirely the same within the healthy and ARA groups. PMID:19724194

Meda, Shashwath A; Stevens, Michael C; Potenza, Marc N; Pittman, Brian; Gueorguieva, Ralitza; Andrews, Melissa M; Thomas, Andre D; Muska, Christine; Hylton, Jennifer L; Pearlson, Godfrey D

2009-09-01

310

The Soft Underbelly of System Change: The Role of Leadership and Organizational Climate in Turnover during Statewide Behavioral Health Reform  

PubMed Central

This study examined leadership, organizational climate, staff turnover intentions, and voluntary turnover during a large-scale statewide behavioral health system reform. The initial data collection occurred nine months after initiation of the reform with a follow-up round of data collected 18 months later. A self-administered structured assessment was completed by 190 participants (administrators, support staff, providers) employed by 14 agencies. Key variables included leadership, organizational climate, turnover intentions, turnover, and reform-related financial stress (“low” versus “high”) experienced by the agencies. Analyses revealed that positive leadership was related to a stronger empowering climate in both high and low stress agencies. However, the association between more positive leadership and lower demoralizing climate was evident only in high stress agencies. For both types of agencies empowering climate was negatively associated with turnover intentions, and demoralizing climate was associated with stronger turnover intentions. Turnover intentions were positively associated with voluntary turnover. Results suggest that strong leadership is particularly important in times of system and organizational change and may reduce poor climate associated with turnover intentions and turnover. Leadership and organizational context should be addressed to retain staff during these periods of systemic change.

Aarons, Gregory A.; Sommerfeld, David H.; Willging, Cathleen E.

2011-01-01

311

Mechanical behavior of marine risers: mode of influence of principal parameters  

SciTech Connect

This paper attempts to identify the principal parameters that influence the behavior of drilling and production risers and to explain how and why they do so. Clear understanding of these influences enable particular risers to be optimized rapidly without recourse to an inordinate number of computer analyses. The points of greatest concern, to the riser designer, are: stress levels in the main length of riser; angular movement at sea bed (or moment, if the connection is rigid); relative movement at riser/platform connection. The approach used in the paper has been to derive analytical expressions, for simplified riser cases. Conclusions drawn from these expressions have then been checked for validity, by using a dynamic analysis computer program to simulate a wide range of cases.

Sparks, C.P.

1980-12-01

312

Who Leads and Who Lags? A Comparison of Cheating Attitudes and Behaviors among Leadership and Business Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic dishonesty and cheating has become endemic, and has also been studied in great depth by researchers. The authors examine the differences between undergraduate business students (n = 136) and leadership students (n = 89) in terms of their attitudes toward academic dishonesty as well as their cheating behaviors. They found that business…

Simha, Aditya; Armstrong, Josh P.; Albert, Joseph F.

2012-01-01

313

Who Leads and Who Lags? A Comparison of Cheating Attitudes and Behaviors among Leadership and Business Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Academic dishonesty and cheating has become endemic, and has also been studied in great depth by researchers. The authors examine the differences between undergraduate business students (n = 136) and leadership students (n = 89) in terms of their attitudes toward academic dishonesty as well as their cheating behaviors. They found that business…

Simha, Aditya; Armstrong, Josh P.; Albert, Joseph F.

2012-01-01

314

Effects of Peer Education Training on Peer Educators: Leadership, Self-Esteem, Health Knowledge, and Health Behaviors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Investigates the effects of participating in peer education training on 30 undergraduate peer educators. Participants reported significantly more leadership, health knowledge, and active involvement in changing personal health behaviors after completing peer education training than at the onset of the course. Self-esteem did not significantly…

Badura, Amy S.; Millard, Michele; Peluso, Eugenio A.; Ortman, Nicole

2000-01-01

315

Shedding light on followers' innovation implementation behavior : The role of transformational leadership, commitment to change, and climate for initiative  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a deeper understanding of how transformational leadership relates to followers' innovation implementation behavior, the psychological mechanisms of this relationship, and the role of individual perceptions of climate for initiative. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Perceptual data were collected from 198 employees in lower and middle management positions of a multinational automotive corporation. Relationships

Björn Michaelis; Ralf Stegmaier; Karlheinz Sonntag

2010-01-01

316

Who Leads and Who Lags? A Comparison of Cheating Attitudes and Behaviors Among Leadership and Business Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic dishonesty and cheating has become endemic, and has also been studied in great depth by researchers. The authors examine the differences between undergraduate business students (n = 136) and leadership students (n = 89) in terms of their attitudes toward academic dishonesty as well as their cheating behaviors. They found that business students overall had much more lax attitudes

Aditya Simha; Josh P. Armstrong; Joseph F. Albert

2012-01-01

317

CHARACTER AND AUTHENTIC TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP BEHAVIOR: EXPANDING THE ASCETIC SELF TOWARD OTHERS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Character, or inherent moral beliefs, intentions, and predispositions, is often considered to be a foundational element of outstanding leadership according to numerous theories of leadership and positive psychology. Yet, a framework for understanding the complex nature of character and the role it plays in determining who is able to display outstanding leadership does not fully exist. We present a framework

John J. Sosik; John C. Cameron

2010-01-01

318

Leadership Behaviors and Practices among Executive Women of Color in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Higher education is steadily including more women of color in the leadership of the academy. Daily leadership challenges require campus administrators to engage and move others toward exceptional workplace performance. As such, executive women of color must handle complex campus demands and leadership challenges, particularly as they relate to…

Wardell, Mary J. Lomax

2010-01-01

319

An exploratory study on principals' conceptions about their role as school leaders  

Microsoft Academic Search

This inquiry, by means of the case study method, explored how the conceptions of principals about their role of school leader contribute to a better understanding of their behavior and the impact on school climate. The results showed that differences of how principals conceive their role as a leader affect indirectly through their leadership practices (i.e. initiating structure and supportive

D. Bouckenooghe; G. Devos

2007-01-01

320

A Principal's Reaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article presents a principal's reaction to Catherine Marshall and Michael Ward's article on research on social justice and training for leadership. The author applauds Marshall and Ward's efforts to address what is undoubtedly among the most fundamentally important issues facing principals today. Marshall and Ward illuminate the importance…

Zaretsky, Lindy

2004-01-01

321

Perceptions of Principal Attributes in the Era of Accountability  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This dissertation investigates Vermont principals' perceptions of leadership attributes linked to the role of the principal. It is guided by four research questions: (1) are there any clusters of participants who sorted the principal leadership attribute items similarly and differently; (2) how are the principal leadership attribute items within…

Mosley, Jahmal I.

2010-01-01

322

The Leadership Metanoia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An argument is presented that "leadership metanoia," (i.e., a fundamental shift of mind in relation to leadership) has recently taken hold in many parts of the country, with implications for leadership development at Lorain Community College (LCC) in Ohio. The first section of the paper reviews the work of the six behavioral scientists who exerted…

Church, Roy A.

323

A comparison of teachers' perceptions of the practice of Interstate School Leadership Licensure Consortium standards between teachers in schools with and without assistant principals  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study is to determine if perceptions of teachers in schools with assistant principals differ from teachers in schools without assistant principals regarding the extent to which their principals are using the performance components of the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) standards and the importance of these performance components in their schools. ^ A nonexperimental, descriptive

Maurice Pope

2003-01-01

324

Male and Female Leadership: Conversations with Middle School Principals in the Midlands Area of South Carolina regarding Their Perspectives on Gender Issues in Administration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Every day across this country thousands of tireless school leaders work against daunting obstacles to help educate our nation's youth (Rotherham, 2003). Educational leadership is an intricate profession. Like an elaborately woven quilt, it takes numerous hours, dedication, operational hands, an innovative thought process, a variety of threads and…

Tindal, LaNisha C.

2009-01-01

325

Impressions of Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

I was early arriving for an appointment with the superintendent at the school where I would begin my first year as an elementary school principal. While I waited, I reflected on my first teaching job, where I had formed my first and most lasting impressions of leadership from the principal. Now it was my turn to be a principal, and I aspired to…

Smith, Agnes

2005-01-01

326

On The Psychology of Displaying Ethical Leadership: A Behavioral Ethics Approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Given the abundance of ethical scandals in businesses, sports, governments and religious organizations, it should come as no surprise that social scientists have increasingly put ethical leadership on the forefront of their research agenda. However, the literature on ethical leadership has primarily taken a normative approach, suggesting what leaders should do. This approach does not help in explaining why leaders

N. Hoogervorst

2011-01-01

327

COMPORTAMENTO IDEOLÓGICO DE LIDERANÇA DE PROFESSORES- TÉCNICOS LÍDERES DE EQUIPES ESPORTIVAS ESCOLARES - MODALIDADE BASQUETEBOL IDEOLOGICAL LEADERSHIP BEHAVIOR: TEACHER-COACHES IN CHARGE OF SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAMS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective if this study was to identify whether the ideological leadership behavior of physical education teachers who are head coaches of male and female school basketball teams could be evaluated using the ACS System (module 3), developed and validated to identify the manner in which teacher-coaches describe their own leadership ideologies and\\/or student-athletes describe the behavior of their leaders,

Luiz Carlos; Delphino de Azevedo Junior; Sérgio Ricardo de Souza Oliveira

328

The Significance of Leadership Style.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In a learning environment, leadership style reflects a leader's deeply held educational beliefs, which are mirrored in the school's culture. Case studies illustrate how the leadership styles of three principals affect school ambience. Good leadership practice means acknowledging each person's differing gifts, strengths, and concerns, and utilizing…

Goldman, Elise

1998-01-01

329

Leader empathy, ethical leadership, and relations-oriented behaviors as antecedents of leader-member exchange quality  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Leader empathy, ethical values, and relations-oriented behavior all appear to be relevant for effective leadership, but nobody has examined how all three variables are jointly related to leader-member exchange quality (LMX). The purpose of this study is to examine these relationships and test a proposed model describing them. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Data were collected with a questionnaire from subordinates

Rubina Mahsud; Gary Yukl; Greg Prussia

2010-01-01

330

The Perfect Principal: A Teacher's Fantasy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Briefly describes the perfect principal's leadership, consciousness of human relations, charisma, visibility, high standards, positive attitude, openness, organization, consistency, and involvement in professional activities. (PGD)

Webb, Diana

1985-01-01

331

How To Choose a Leadership Pattern  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the different patterns of leadership behavior from which a manager can choose in relating with nonmanagers. Suggests a framework for managers caught in the dilemma of when to exert strong'' leadership and when to exercise permissive'' leadership. (WM)

Tannenbaum, Robert; Schmidt, Warren H.

1973-01-01

332

Teacher Leadership and Organizational Structure  

Microsoft Academic Search

Traditional models of school organization favor peaked hierarchies that concentrate power and leadership responsibility on\\u000a the office of the principal. As these models struggle to effectively meet the needs of education in the new millennium, leadership\\u000a structures that distribute leadership influence and empower teachers to play a greater role in the leadership of the school,\\u000a are slowly being implemented. This

Camille Rutherford

2006-01-01

333

Leadership Succession Planning Guide for Maryland Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This guide presents a unique look at leadership succession issues in the public school sector, particularly the shortage of quality principals. It provides a stimulus for conversation for senior leadership in school systems, an outline for those educators interested in preparing their own leadership succession plan, and an actual leadership

Cary, Mary; Foran, Jim

2006-01-01

334

Relationships of managerial effectiveness and advancement to self-reported and subordinate-reported leadership behaviors from the multiple-linkage mode  

Microsoft Academic Search

A field study was conducted to determine whether the behaviors in the multiple-linkage model are related to leadership effectiveness and advancement, whether these criteria are predicted better by leader behavior descriptions from subordinates than by leader self-reports, and whether the results are influenced by the level of analysis. Leader behavior descriptions were obtained from the leaders and their subordinates; data

Helen Kim; Gary Yukl

1995-01-01

335

Collective Leadership: Reinventing the Principalship  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The principalship, as it is currently structured, makes the best teacher educators avoid formal leadership roles. Fewer and fewer leaders aspire to that level of leadership, causing a shortage of qualified principal applicants, particularly at the high school level. Even among assistant principals, managerial challenges drown out the appeal of…

Chirichello, Michael

2004-01-01

336

Shared Leadership for Teacher and Student Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article synthesizes research findings from studies examining how principals and teachers contribute to shared instructional leadership and the relationship of shared instructional leadership to teacher and student learning. Principals and teachers contribute to the leadership equation in each school in different ways, according to school…

Printy, Susan M.; Marks, Helen M.

2006-01-01

337

Conceptualizing a System for Principal Evaluation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A disconnect exists between principal leadership expectations and the actual practice of supervision and evaluation of principals. Increased principal responsibilities and rigorous standards require that a new approach to principal evaluation be considered. The authors provide a framework for a multi-dimensional approach to principal supervision…

Derrington, Mary Lynne; Sanders, Kellie

2011-01-01

338

Unintended benefits: leadership skills and behavioral change among Guatemalan fieldworkers employed in a longitudinal household air pollution study.  

PubMed

The RESPIRE and CRECER studies measured the effects of reduced household air pollution (HAP) from wood-fired cookstoves on respiratory health in rural highland Guatemala. This article examines behavior change and leadership skill development in local community members who were hired as fieldworkers to assist with research. Fieldworkers administered household questionnaires, shared functions similar to community health workers, and bridged health resources to communities. A mixed-methods design for data collection (in-depth interviews, focus groups, impact drawings, knowledge questionnaire, and retrospective pre-test) was used. Purposive sampling included 10 fieldworkers and 13 local service providers. Fieldworkers showed an increase in knowledge, positive attitudes, and practices around HAP. They developed new technical, interpersonal, and leadership skills. Fieldworkers played a crucial role in building confianza (trust) with the community, bridging resources, and improving outside researchers' relationships with locals. Recommendations for future researchers include inclusion of additional training courses and adoption of community participatory approaches. PMID:22192940

Kuo, Devina; Thompson, Lisa M; Lee, Amy; Romero, Carolina; Smith, Kirk R

2010-01-01

339

Developing Emotionally Intelligent Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Transformational change in today's schools will require leaders with strong intrapersonal and interpersonal skills. A recent assessment program in South Carolina focused attention on the identification of the emotional intelligence of aspiring and newly appointed principals. A battery of personality and leadership assessments was used to develop…

Cox, Edward P.

2009-01-01

340

Principal as Prophet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The first in a set of five publications on the educational "ministry" begins with the title essay by Sister Rose Marie Hennessy. Citing Old and New Testament passages, the essay suggests that the Catholic School principal lives out a form of prophetic leadership in the church: to serve a given community in its relationship to God. "Guidelines for…

Hennessy, Rose Marie; O'Brien, Thomas C., Ed.

341

The Effect of Elementary Principals' Self-Perceived Instructional Leadership Behaviors on Reading and Math Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As the nation endeavors to leave no child behind, more than 12 million of the U.S. children who live in poverty continue to be at risk of school failure. Having significant learning deficiencies, many of these children are substantially behind their more affluent peers and historically never catch up (Barr & Parrett, 2007), creating a daunting…

Quinn, Ricardo Rodrequiez

2011-01-01

342

Female traditional principals and co-principals: Experiences of role conflict and job satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a secondary analysis of survey data focusing on role conflict and job satisfaction of 102 female principals.\\u000a Data were collected from 51 female traditional principals and 51 female co-principals. By examining the traditional and co-principal\\u000a leadership models as experienced by female principals, this paper addresses the impact of the type of leadership model (traditional\\u000a principalship or co-principalship)

Ellen Wexler Eckman; Sheryl Talcott Kelber

2010-01-01

343

Ethical leadership.  

PubMed

In today's climate and environment, the conventional relationship between caring, economic, and administrative practices no longer serves the interest of patients, clinicians, or systems. A shift toward human caring values and an ethic of authentic healing relationships is required as systems now have to value human resources and life purposes, inner meaning, and processes for providers and patients alike. The costs of unethical behavior can be even greater for followers. When we assume the benefits of leadership, we also assume ethical burdens. It is the assertion and experience of the author that the triangle of ethics and ethical behavior, followers, and patient's outcomes are closely interrelated and affect each other in a very intimate and direct way. Unethical leadership may lead to follower disappointment and distrust, leading to lack of interest and commitment, consequently negatively impacting patient outcomes and organizational effectiveness. PMID:22864295

Keselman, David

344

Empowering Teachers: What Successful Principals Do.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is about exceptionally effective school principals and how they meet the challenges for leadership in a new era of educational reform. It describes the major elements of successful facilitative leadership from the perspectives of teachers. Drawn from a study of highly successful principals affiliated with Carl Glickman's League of…

Blase, Joseph; Blase, Jo Roberts

345

Measuring School Climate for Gauging Principal Performance: A Review of the Validity and Reliability of Publicly Accessible Measures. A Quality School Leadership Issue Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This policy brief provides principal evaluation system designers information about the technical soundness and cost (i.e., time requirements) of publicly available school climate surveys. The authors focus on the technical soundness of school climate surveys because they believe that using validated and reliable surveys as an outcomes measure can…

Clifford, Matthew; Menon, Roshni; Gangi, Tracy; Condon, Christopher; Hornung, Katie

2012-01-01

346

Factor Stability and Construct Validation of Yukl's MBS (Managerial Behavior Survey) for Military Leadership.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this paper is to present some evidence regarding the factor stability and construct validity of the new taxonomy for military leadership. In doing this, a second step will be taken in that a comparative analysis of data from two points in t...

D. D. Van Fleet G. A. Yukl

1984-01-01

347

Organizational citizenship behavior: a case study of culture, leadership and trust  

Microsoft Academic Search

The case will test two hypotheses regarding three variables influencing the level of employee satisfaction and organizational citizenship at GAMMA, a manufacturer of plastics. Two hypotheses were developed from a review of the literature and initial results from exploratory research ( H1: low employee satisfaction at GAMMA is a direct result of an autocratic leadership style, low trust environment and

Steven Appelbaum; Nicolas Bartolomucci; Erika Beaumier; Jonathan Boulanger; Rodney Corrigan; Isabelle Doré; Chrystine Girard; Carlo Serroni

2004-01-01

348

Female Traditional Principals and Co-Principals: Experiences of Role Conflict and Job Satisfaction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents a secondary analysis of survey data focusing on role conflict and job satisfaction of 102 female principals. Data were collected from 51 female traditional principals and 51 female co-principals. By examining the traditional and co-principal leadership models as experienced by female principals, this paper addresses the impact…

Eckman, Ellen Wexler; Kelber, Sheryl Talcott

2010-01-01

349

Time Management for New Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Becoming a principal is a milestone in an educator's professional life. The principalship is an opportunity to provide leadership that will afford students opportunities to thrive in a nurturing and supportive environment. Despite the continuously expanding demands of being a new principal, effective time management will enable an individual to…

Ruder, Robert

2008-01-01

350

The Relationship between Principals' Instructional Focus and Academic Achievement of High Poverty Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of the study was to determine the relationship between teacher perceptions of the frequency and effectiveness of principal instructional leadership behaviors and student achievement in high-poverty elementary schools. In order to accomplish the purpose, survey methodology was employed. Teachers from six high-poverty elementary schools…

Aste, Mahri

2009-01-01

351

Leadership in complex organizations  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper asks how complexity theory informs the role of leadership in organizations. Complexity theory is a science of complexly interacting systems; it explores the nature of interaction and adaptation in such systems and how they influence such things as emergence, innovation, and fitness. We argue that complexity theory focuses leadership efforts on behaviors that enable organizational effectiveness, as opposed

Russ Marion; Mary Uhl-Bien

2001-01-01

352

Visualizing Solvent Mediated Phase Transformation Behavior of Carbamazepine Polymorphs by Principal Component Analysis  

PubMed Central

The purpose of this research is to gain a greater insight into the hydrate formation processes of different carbamazepine (CBZ) anhydrate forms in aqueous suspension, where principal component analysis (PCA) was applied for data analysis. The capability of PCA to visualize and to reveal simplified structures that often underlie large data sets are explored. Different CBZ polymorphs were dispersed separately in aqueous solution, and then recovered and measured by FT-Raman spectroscopy. PCA was employed for visualizing the dynamics of the phase transformation from each CBZ polymorph to the dihydrate (DH). As a comparison to PCA visualization, the transformation process of each CBZ polymorph was quantified using PLS modeling. The results demonstrated that PCA has advantages in presenting the original data in terms of the differences and similarities, and also directly identify the statistical patterns in the data even when the data set is large. These advantages provided greater insight into the measured Raman spectra as well as the phase transformation process of CBZ polymorphs to the DH in aqueous environment.

Tian, Fang; Rades, Thomas

2008-01-01

353

Teacher Leadership and Behaviour Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These 10 papers address current approaches to teacher leadership and behavior management. Each paper demonstrates a commitment to support classroom teachers with practical action research in such areas as discipline and behavior management, effective teaching, teacher leadership, working with students who show behavioral-emotional disorders, and…

Rogers, Bill, Ed.

354

Teacher Leadership and Behaviour Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|These 10 papers address current approaches to teacher leadership and behavior management. Each paper demonstrates a commitment to support classroom teachers with practical action research in such areas as discipline and behavior management, effective teaching, teacher leadership, working with students who show behavioral-emotional disorders, and…

Rogers, Bill, Ed.

355

The role of values in servant leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reviews the existing literature regarding values in leadership. It identifies issues relating to both personal values and organizational values. The literature indicates that values affect leader behavior, as well as organizational performance. The paper also provides an overview of servant leadership theory and extrapolates applications of the values in leadership literature to three aspects of servant leadership: trust;

Robert F. Russell

2001-01-01

356

Cultivating a Taste for Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Most school districts wait for leadership talent to emerge by posting job openings and then seeing who applies. Some districts and charter-management organizations are starting to take a more active role in identifying and supporting future principals earlier in their careers. This more systematic approach to leadership development, known as…

Olson, Lynn

2008-01-01

357

Developing a Parent-Professional Team Leadership Model in Group Work: Work with Families with Children Experiencing Behavioral and Emotional Problems  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Building on the respective strengths of parent-led and professional-led groups, a parent-professional team leadership model for group interventions was developed and evaluated for families of youths with emotional and behavioral problems. The model was developed based on feedback from 26 parents in focus group sessions and recommendations from…

Ruffolo, Mary C.; Kuhn, Mary T.; Evans, Mary E.

2006-01-01

358

The safety leadership.  

PubMed

In this paper the authors present a careful consideration about the role of leadership, the fundamental element for the success of Behavior-Based Safety (B-BS) programs within companies. Lees and Faulkner have been training, coaching and writing about Behavior-Based Safety for the last ten years. Considerable data has been gathered during this process and the paramount factor in its success is leadership. An effective leader can create many spectacular successes. The success stories are all predicated on good leadership, without that a good product, great processes and quality people are all wasted and often find themselves on the rocks of frustration. PMID:20518204

Lees, Howard; Faulkner, Bruce

359

Perceived Growth versus Actual Growth in Executive Leadership Competencies: An Application of the Stair-Step Behaviorally Anchored Evaluation Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to describe student learning in executive leadership core competencies after being engaged in a two-semester leadership education sequence. The researchers used evaluative research techniques to compare perceived and actual growth in learning of executive leadership competencies. Data collection consisted of a…

McCormick, Michael J.; Dooley, Kim E.; Lindner, James R.; Cummins, Richard L.

2007-01-01

360

How Professional Standards Guide Practice for School Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: The purpose of this study is to provide an empirical measure of how principals enact prescribed leadership standards into practice. The aim of the study was to ascertain how current school principals perceive the practice of a specific set of leadership standards. Design/methodology/approach: A total of 61 practicing school principals in…

Militello, Matthew; Fusarelli, Bonnie; Alsbury, Thomas; Warren, Thomas P.

2013-01-01

361

Professional Vision: Elementary Principals' Perceptions of Mathematics Instruction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explored 78 elementary school principals’ perceptions of classroom mathematics instruction in an effort to build understanding of the professional vision (Goodwin, 1994) of elementary school principals as it relates to mathematics instruction. This study also tested the theory of Leadership Content Knowledge (Stein & Nelson, 2003) which proposes that principal instructional leadership in mathematics is, in part, dependent

Robert C. Schoen

2010-01-01

362

A longitudinal study of principals' activities and student performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although a substantial amount of research on school leadership has focused on what principals may do to improve teaching and learning, little of this research has explored how principals' time spent on leadership activities may relate to and possibly affect student performance. This article presents results from a 3-year longitudinal study of principal activities and student performance. A 3-level HLM

Henry May; Jason Huff; Ellen Goldring

2012-01-01

363

Fair and Just Culture, Team Behavior, and Leadership Engagement: The Tools to Achieve High Reliability  

PubMed Central

Background Disparate health care provider attitudes about autonomy, teamwork, and administrative operations have added to the complexity of health care delivery and are a central factor in medicine's unacceptably high rate of errors. Other industries have improved their reliability by applying innovative concepts to interpersonal relationships and administrative hierarchical structures (Chandler 1962). In the last 10 years the science of patient safety has become more sophisticated, with practical concepts identified and tested to improve the safety and reliability of care. Objective Three initiatives stand out as worthy regarding interpersonal relationships and the application of provider concerns to shape operational change: The development and implementation of Fair and Just Culture principles, the broad use of Teamwork Training and Communication, and tools like WalkRounds that promote the alignment of leadership and frontline provider perspectives through effective use of adverse event data and provider comments. Methods Fair and Just Culture, Teamwork Training, and WalkRounds are described, and implementation examples provided. The argument is made that they must be systematically and consistently implemented in an integrated fashion. Conclusions There are excellent examples of institutions applying Just Culture principles, Teamwork Training, and Leadership WalkRounds—but to date, they have not been comprehensively instituted in health care organizations in a cohesive and interdependent manner. To achieve reliability, organizations need to begin thinking about the relationship between these efforts and linking them conceptually.

Frankel, Allan S; Leonard, Michael W; Denham, Charles R

2006-01-01

364

Leadership Development and Self-Development: An Empirical Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes a theory about consciousness and leadership practices derived from the Hindu Vedas. Shows how subjects who learned Transcendental Meditation as a self-development technique improved their leadership behaviors as measured by the Leadership Practices Inventory. (SK)|

McCollum, Bruce

1999-01-01

365

Enhancing Education Through Technology: Prinicpal Leadership For Technology Integration In Schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Principals need to acquire understanding of, and proficiency in, technology skills and integration to be effective instructional leaders. As issues concerning the lack of systemic change in school reform and technology integration persist, little research has been published concerning the extent to which technology leadership behaviors identified in the National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators (NETS-A; International Society for Technology

Lisa R. Rivard

2010-01-01

366

The Coaching Experience of 16 Urban Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study followed 16 principals in an urban district who were assigned leadership coaches for 6 months. Coaches were provided to principals who were of low-performing schools or new to the position. The study was part of a descriptive evaluation to examine (1) what principals and coaches actually did and (2) what impact the coaching experience…

James-Ward, Cheryl; Potter, Nina Salcedo

2011-01-01

367

The Awesome Power of the Principal  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|After more than 20 years of vague reference to the principal as instructional leader, progress is finally being made, and the specificity and results are truly awesome. In 1989, William Smith and Richard Andrews wrote a monograph titled "Instructional Leadership: How Principals Make a Difference." In their study of 1,200 school principals, they…

Fullan, Michael

2010-01-01

368

Principals as Assessment Leaders in Rural Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article reports a study of rural school principals' assessment leadership roles and the impact of rural context on their work. The study involved three focus groups of principals serving small rural schools of varied size and grade configuration in three systems. Principals viewed assessment as a matter of teacher accountability and as a…

Renihan, Patrick; Noonan, Brian

2012-01-01

369

The Principal--Key to Technology Implementation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

From a Catholic school principal's viewpoint, this paper explains why principals' technology leadership is essential and offers pointers on how to provide it. Computers have much to offer for progressive, constructivist teachers desiring to increase students' responsibility for their own learning. A survey of principals in 54 elementary schools in…

Stegall, Patricia

370

Transformational versus servant leadership: a difference in leader focus  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines transformational leadership and servant leadership to determine what similarities and differences exist between the two leadership concepts. The authors posit that the primary difference between transformational leadership and servant leadership is the focus of the leader. The transformational leader's focus is directed toward the organization, and his or her behavior builds follower commitment toward organizational objectives, while

A. Gregory Stone; Robert F. Russell; Kathleen Patterson

2004-01-01

371

Social Learning Theory of Leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a For a long time motivational and learning approaches to leadership were based on a rather functional understanding of leadership\\u000a behavior. Focusing on the stimulus-response model, behavior and behavioral change were understood as functions of the consequences\\u000a a certain kind of behavior might cause. Following the ideas of Skinner’s theory of learning (e.g., Skinner 1966, 1969), systematic\\u000a modification of behavior has

Ingo Winkler

372

Social Network Centrality and Leadership Status: Links with Problem Behaviors and Tests of Gender Differences  

Microsoft Academic Search

Seventh-grade students (N = 324) completed social cognitive maps to identify peer groups and peer group leaders, sociometric nominations to describe their peers’ behaviors, and questionnaires to assess their own behaviors. Peer group members resembled one another in levels of direct and indirect aggression and substance use; girls’ cliques were more behaviorally homogenous than were boys’ cliques. On average, leaders

Jennifer E. Lansford; Philip R. Costanzo; Christina Grimes; Martha Putallaz; Shari Miller; Patrick S. Malone

2009-01-01

373

A Study of Path-Goal Relations between Leaders of College Principals and Their Subordinates in Pakistan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was designed to investigate the relationship among leadership behavior of degree college principals, selected organizational and personal characteristics, and faculty job satisfaction, acceptance of leader and job expectancies. The moderators included task structure, role ambiguity, stress, need for autonomy, need for achievement,…

Awan, Riffat-un-Nisa; Zaidi, Nayyar Raza

2009-01-01

374

Building and Sustaining Successful School Leadership in New Zealand  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article outlines success factors of six New Zealand primary and secondary school principals. These factors are grouped under principals' personal characteristics, leadership skills that connect with their teachers, leadership strategies that impact positively on school stakeholder needs, and factors that sustain leadership success. Emerging…

Notman, Ross; Henry, D. Annie

2011-01-01

375

Technology and school leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

As the demand for schools to become more effective and efficient learning communities increases, the need for principals to cultivate broad?based, skilful participation in the work of leadership is essential. It is important for educational leaders to recognise the significance of their role in technology implementation and utilisation. They should be proficient in the use of technology and then provide

Mojgan Afshari; Kamariah Abu Bakar; Wong Su Luan; Bahaman Abu Samah; Foo Say Fooi

2009-01-01

376

Where Is Leadership Heading?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A consensus is emerging about how school leaders affect school performance, and how important principals are to improved student learning. Yet the national reform policies--No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top (RTT)--incorporate assumptions about school and district leadership that are very much at odds with this research. NCLB and RTT call…

Lytle, James H.

2012-01-01

377

Creating a Leadership Style  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Many articles about school improvement talk about data-driven instruction and statistics. In the barrage of evaluative numbers, school leaders can forget that teaching and leading are arts, not sciences. Positive outcomes depend on the ambience of the school, which is a direct result of the leadership style of its principal and assistant…

Bonnici, Charles A.

2011-01-01

378

Creating a Leadership Style  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many articles about school improvement talk about data-driven instruction and statistics. In the barrage of evaluative numbers, school leaders can forget that teaching and leading are arts, not sciences. Positive outcomes depend on the ambience of the school, which is a direct result of the leadership style of its principal and assistant…

Bonnici, Charles A.

2011-01-01

379

PRIME Leadership Framework  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This webpage includes resources for PRIME Leadership based upon the NCSM indicators and principles of a strong educational leader. The webpage includes an overview, executive summary, toolkit: including videos and PDF documents, and the PRIMEd Principal Blog which is cataloged separately. Many of these resources are available for purchase to be utilized in large professional development situations.

2013-01-01

380

Leadership from an international perspective.  

PubMed

Leadership development can be considered from its science, which addresses business skills, and it can be considered from the art of leadership, which addresses the management of relationships. There is also the third frame of the "leader within." In this frame, art and science are blended, melded, and matured into the unique shape of each individual's expression of leadership behavior. This third perspective also addresses the cultural diversity of leadership. It permits a comparison of the American leadership experience with the evolving leadership development in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The framework used to discuss cultural diversity of leadership development is the Center for Nursing Leadership's Dimensions of Leadership. These dimensions are a set of values, beliefs, and behaviors that look at leadership beyond the traditional skill sets. The dimensions include (1) holding the truth; (2) quest for adventure toward knowing; (3) appreciation of ambiguity; (4) holding multiple perspectives without judgment; (5) discovery of potential; (6) nurturing the emotional and intellectual self; (7) keeping commitments to oneself; and (9) diversity as a vehicle to wholeness. These dimensions explore emerging leadership shifts occuring in nurse leaders in CEE. When the CEE and American experience are compared using these dimensions, nurse leaders have far more in common, despite the cultural differences. PMID:15446607

Thompson, Pamela Austin

381

Paranoia: Perceptions of Public School Principals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examines forces which are undermining the principal's leadership role and ability to effectively administer the school: teachers and unions; the competency movement; political and community interest groups; and media pundits. (SJL)|

Salmon, Daniel A.

1980-01-01

382

Social Network Centrality and Leadership Status: Links with Problem Behaviors and Tests of Gender Differences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Seventh-grade students (N = 324) completed social cognitive maps to identify peer groups and peer group leaders, sociometric nominations to describe their peers' behaviors, and questionnaires to assess their own behaviors. Peer group members resembled one another in levels of direct and indirect aggression and substance use; girls' cliques were…

Lansford, Jennifer E.; Costanzo, Philip R.; Grimes, Christina; Putallaz, Martha; Miller, Shari; Malone, Patrick S.

2009-01-01

383

Leading sustainable schools: exploring the role of primary school principals  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the paper is to identify the kinds of leadership that are likely to support implementing and sustaining education for sustainable development (ESD) effectively in a primary school. The paper identifies links between ESD and principal leadership literature and constructs a conceptual model of the leadership practices needed for reorienting a school to ESD\\/education for sustainability. Aspects of

Chrysanthi Kadji-Beltran; Aravella Zachariou; Robert B. Stevenson

2012-01-01

384

The Principal as Tech Leader  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The conventional wisdom in education is that any school reform--be it curriculum, instruction, assessment, or teacher professionalism--is most likely to take hold in schools that have strong leadership. The same holds true for technology. The most successful implementation of technology programs takes place in schools where the principal sees him…

Demski, Jennifer

2012-01-01

385

Leadership Succession and Successful Leadership: The Case of Laura Martinez  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This case study follows the work of principal Laura Martinez as moving from leading Stevens Elementary for 9 years, and now opening a new P-8th grade academy in the same south Texas urban, inner-city district. The purpose of this case study was to observe successful leadership and the principal's strategies both in her previous and present…

Garza, Encarnacion, Jr.; Murakami-Ramalho, Elizabeth; Merchant, Betty

2011-01-01

386

Leadership Succession and Successful Leadership: The Case of Laura Martinez  

Microsoft Academic Search

This case study follows the work of principal Laura Martinez as moving from leading Stevens Elementary for 9 years, and now opening a new P–8th grade academy in the same south Texas urban, inner-city district. The purpose of this case study was to observe successful leadership and the principal's strategies both in her previous and present school, and how she

Encarnación Garza Jr; Elizabeth Murakami-Ramalho; Betty Merchant

2011-01-01

387

The Turnaround Principal: High-Stakes Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Their missions are painfully clear--raise test scores, reduce the number of dropouts, and narrow the achievement gap separating white and minority students. The consequences of failure are equally clear--denial of school accreditation, state takeover, school closure, and diminished hopes and dreams for struggling communities. Such is the world of…

Duke, Daniel L.

2004-01-01

388

Leadership Revisited.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper, prepared for delivery at the symposium commemorating the 50th anniversary of the inception of the Hawthorne Studies, reviews a variety of approaches to the investigation of leadership in organizations. Concepts of leadership as a general trait...

V. H. Vroom

1974-01-01

389

Leader Traits and Behavior as Determinants of Leadership Effectiveness in a Military Academy.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This correlational field study examined the relationships between personality traits, leader behaviors, and leader effectiveness. The study took place at the United States Air Force Academy, and the subjects were the eighty cadet squadron commanders in po...

B. F. Hall

1994-01-01

390

Collaborative Leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1991, Joseph C. Rost published Leadership for the 21st Century (Praeger) in which he presented a definition of leadership that focused on the influence relationship among leaders and followers rather than on the traits of the leader or the functions of leadership. Rost's model is useful for academic reference leaders who usually head a group of professionals who are

Kathryn M. Crowe

2003-01-01

391

Principals and Blogs: In What Ways Does Blogging Support the Practices of School Principals?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study paper explores the factors that motivate school principals to blog and the effectiveness of those blogs in terms of instructional and technology leadership. Participants were school principals who blog and were sent a web-based survey. Fifty responded. Results indicate that principals blog to communicate to others, including parents,…

Engebritson, Reggie Marie

2011-01-01

392

Faltering Leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a \\u000a Leadership\\u000a generally, and educational leadership\\u000a \\u000a in particular, is faltering. Leadership\\u000a is heading into crisis. There is now widespread acknowledgement of serious problems associated with unacceptable levels of\\u000a stress\\u000a in leadership, untenable levels of disinterest\\u000a in leadership positions amongst suitably qualified middle managers\\u000a , and some unsustainable administrative practices within organisations. This book argues that wisdom is the foundational ingredient\\u000a required

Christopher M. Branson

393

Leadership Component of Type A Behavior Predicts Physical Activity in Early Midlife  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background  Research on the long-term effects of Type A behavior and its components in the prediction of physical activity in adulthood\\u000a is scarce and there is a lack of prospective data that are able to show such an association.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Purpose  We examined the relations between components of Type A behavior and physical activity from youth to early midlife.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Method  The sample included 2,031

Xiaolin Yang; Risto Telama; Mirja Hirvensalo; Taina Hintsa; Laura Pulkki-Råback; Mirka Hintsanen; Liisa Keltikangas-Järvinen; Jorma S. A. Viikari; Olli T Raitakari

394

A Longitudinal Study of Principals' Activities and Student Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Although a substantial amount of research on school leadership has focused on what principals may do to improve teaching and learning, little of this research has explored how principals' time spent on leadership activities may relate to and possibly affect student performance. This article presents results from a 3-year longitudinal study of…

May, Henry; Huff, Jason; Goldring, Ellen

2012-01-01

395

Developing a Professional Learning Community among Urban School Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article describes how ten exemplary urban school principals worked together under a Wallace Foundation Grant to advance the understanding of urban school leadership. The grant's intent was to contribute to the development of a national model for the assessment of master principals by demonstrating how building-level leadership in urban…

Hipp, Kristine Keifer; Weber, Paul

2008-01-01

396

A Case Study of Leadership Transition: Continuity and Change  

Microsoft Academic Search

Few studies of school leadership succession document the processes of continuity and change, especially within situations where there has been a strong tradition of tenure of principal, within a ‘quality’ school. This article examines how a new principal with a commitment towards notions of Learning Community Schools, ‘quality’ teaching and leadership, followed on from a long-standing prior principal with a

Barry Cocklin; Jane Wilkinson

2011-01-01

397

Using a structural equation modelling approach (SEM) to examine leadership of heads of subject departments (HODs) as perceived by principals and vice-principals, heads of subject departments and teachers within ‘school based management’ (SBM) secondary schools: some evidence from Hong Kong  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reports the use of a Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) technique as a means of exploring our understanding of the leadership of Heads of Subject Departments within School Based Management (SBM) secondary schools in Hong Kong. Arguments made by Gronn (1999, 2000), Spillane et al. (2001) suggest that studies of leadership need to focus more on a distributed model

Loretta Au; Nigel Wright; Christopher Botton

2003-01-01

398

Leadership Development for Program Directors  

PubMed Central

Background Residency program directors have increasingly challenging roles, but they may not be receiving adequate leadership development. Objective To assess and facilitate program directors' leadership self-awareness and development at a workshop retreat. Methods At our annual program director retreat, program directors and associate program directors from a variety of specialties completed the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI), which evaluates an individual's behavior in conflict situations, and the Hersey-Blanchard Situational Leadership (HBSL) model, which measures individuals' preferred leadership style in working with followers. Participants received their results during the retreat and discussed their leadership style results in the context of conflict situations experienced in the past. An online survey was distributed 3 weeks after the retreat to assess participant satisfaction and to determine whether participants would make changes to their leadership styles. Results Seventeen program directors attended the retreat and completed the tools. On the TKI, 47% preferred the Compromising mode for handling conflict, while 18% preferred either the Avoiding or Accommodating modes. On the HBSL, 71% of program directors preferred a Coaching leadership style. Ninety-one percent of postretreat-survey respondents found the leadership tools helpful and also thought they had a better awareness of their conflict mode and leadership style preferences. Eighty-two percent committed to a change in their leadership behaviors in the 6 months following the retreat. Conclusions Leadership tools may be beneficial for promoting the professional development of program directors. The TKI and HBSL can be used within a local retreat or workshop as we describe to facilitate positive leadership-behavior changes.

Bing-You, Robert; Wiltshire, Whitney; Skolfield, Jenny

2010-01-01

399

The Relationship between Principal Personality Type and Elementary School Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Providing effective administrative leadership that has a positive impact on student achievement often is problematic for school principals. Research suggests that collaboration and shared decision making are functions of effective leadership, and according to the premises of effective school instructional leadership, leadership should change with…

Roberson, Tamara Suzanne

2010-01-01

400

The Relationship between Principal Personality Type and Elementary School Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Providing effective administrative leadership that has a positive impact on student achievement often is problematic for school principals. Research suggests that collaboration and shared decision making are functions of effective leadership, and according to the premises of effective school instructional leadership, leadership should change with…

Roberson, Tamara Suzanne

2010-01-01

401

Understanding Leadership A Coordination Theory  

Microsoft Academic Search

Important aspects of leadership behavior can be rendered intelligible through a focus on coordination games. The concept of common knowledge is shown to be particularly important to understanding leadership. Thus, leaders may establish common knowledge conditions and assist the coordination of strategies in this way, or make decisions in situations where coordination problems persist in spite of common knowledge.

Nicolai J. Foss

1999-01-01

402

Evolutionary Game Theory and Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Comments on the article Leadership, followership, and evolution: Some lessons from the past by Van Vugt, Hogan, and Kaiser. This article offers a fresh perspective on leaders, followers, and their possible origins in nonhuman and primitive human behavior patterns. The connections between group coordination, leadership, and game theory have some…

Guastello, Stephen J.

2009-01-01

403

Transformational and Transactional Leadership in Martial Arts  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study sought to provide information about both the range and effectiveness of distinct leadership styles of sport coaches. Examining students' perceptions (N = 186) of sport coaches' leadership behaviors in a martial arts setting, this study tested the factorial validity of the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ-5X), the standard instrument for assessing a range of transformational, transactional, and nonleadership scales.

Jens Rowold

2006-01-01

404

Toward a General Theory of Leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a theory which is intended to integrate existing knowledge in the field of leadership behavior. Prominent concepts, theories, and research evidence in the literature are synthesized to form a theoretical framework comprising five models of leadership. Each model specifies the conditions of task technology and subordinate motivation for which a particular style of leadership is congruent, thereby

William E. Halall

1974-01-01

405

Preceptor Leadership Style and the Nursing Practicum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Preceptors' leadership characteristics influence nursing students' clinical experience. Preceptors' leadership styles can be assessed with the Myers Briggs Type Indicator or Hersey and Blanchard's Leader Behavior Analysis II instrument, which identifies four styles based on situational leadership. (Contains 25 references.) (SK)|

Lockwood-Rayermann, Suzy

2003-01-01

406

The Role of Parental Influence in Leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined how parental influence may shape the leadership process. American college students majoring in management used the Leadership Behavior Description Questionnaire to describe their management style. They next used the same instrument to describe their perceptions of the management style used by a person they nominated as an important early influence in the development of their own leadership

Sandra J. Hartman; O. Jeff Harris

1992-01-01

407

Effective Leadership in Superior-Subordinate Dyads  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes and experimentally demonstrates the main tenets of an operant theory of leadership. Leadership is characterized in the current paper as involving problem solving operant behavior (Cerutti, 1989; Skinner, 1969) in a social context (Skinner, 1953). The theory was assessed under two experimental analogs modeled from generic formal organizational bureaucratic leader-follower role relations. Under a minimal leadership contingency

Thomas C. Mawhinney

2006-01-01

408

Understanding health behavior and speaking out on the uninsured: two leadership opportunities.  

PubMed

The author reviews the growth of managed care and its transforming effect on academic medical centers. He then maintains that in this time of fundamental changes and stress, academic medical centers should not only attend to the organization and financing of the clinical enterprise and the enhancement of biomedical research capacity, but also ask how academic medicine can live up to the unique opportunities and responsibilities it has been entrusted with to improve the health of the public, particularly in two neglected areas. First, if the nation does not expand the research agenda to include social and behavioral factors involved in preventable causes of morbidity and mortality, it will fail to maximize the dividends from the generous public investment in research and fail to learn how to promote healthy personal behavior. Academic medicine can promote such behavior by increasing the science base of prevention and translating into action what is already known, including how to market that knowledge so the public will respond. Second, the number of the medically uninsured is increasing; the largest percentage are the working poor. It is becoming more difficult for teaching hospitals to continue providing a third of the nation's uncompensated care. The author shares a variety of statistics about the uninsured and their care, and maintains that academic medicine, which has been entrusted with the health of the public, can declare that the high number of the uninsured is not acceptable and is a dangerous side effect of the U.S. health care system that must be treated. Doing so will also set an example to medical students and trainees that medicine's responsibility is to all Americans. PMID:10587677

Schroeder, S A

1999-11-01

409

Estimating Principal Effectiveness. Working Paper 32  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Much has been written about the importance of school leadership, but there is surprisingly little systematic evidence on this topic. This paper presents preliminary estimates of key elements of the market for school principals, employing rich panel data on principals from Texas State. The consideration of teacher movements across schools suggests…

Branch, Gregory; Hanushek, Eric; Rivkin, Steven

2009-01-01

410

Autocrats, Bureaucrats, and Buffoons: Images of Principals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A content analysis of over 35 American motion pictures and television sitcoms since the 1950s showed principals most often portrayed as autocrats, bureaucrats, or buffoons. Sometimes, as in the TV movie "Kidz in the Woods," a single show depicts all three characteristics. Promoting instructional leadership and an ethic of caring among principals

Glanz, Jerry

1998-01-01

411

Principal Vacancies and Appointments 2009-10  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|School leadership in New Zealand has gained more attention in recent years. The New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) began collecting data on all principal advertisements in the "Education Gazette" in late 2007. This brief report analyses principal vacancies advertised in the "Education Gazette" in 2009 and 2010. It also analyses…

Robertson, Sally

2011-01-01

412

Autocrats, Bureaucrats, and Buffoons: Images of Principals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A content analysis of over 35 American motion pictures and television sitcoms since the 1950s showed principals most often portrayed as autocrats, bureaucrats, or buffoons. Sometimes, as in the TV movie "Kidz in the Woods," a single show depicts all three characteristics. Promoting instructional leadership and an ethic of caring among principals

Glanz, Jerry

1998-01-01

413

Principal Vacancies and Appointments 2009-10  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School leadership in New Zealand has gained more attention in recent years. The New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) began collecting data on all principal advertisements in the "Education Gazette" in late 2007. This brief report analyses principal vacancies advertised in the "Education Gazette" in 2009 and 2010. It also analyses…

Robertson, Sally

2011-01-01

414

Servant leadership.  

PubMed

As corporations are eagerly pursuing reengineering and reorganization, leadership functions are changing to champion these efforts. Traditionally, organizations have had a "top-down" management approach, however, there is a gradual shift to other leadership models. Servant leadership is being successfully implemented in many settings. Servant leadership, first popularized by Robert Greenleaf in 1970, puts serving others as the number one priority. Ten characteristics of a servant leader include: Listening, empathy, healing, awareness, persuasion, conceptualization, foresight, stewardship, commitment to the growth of people, and building community. Both servant leadership and the chaos theory have in common the central tenet of relationships. Since America is now approximately 80 percent a "service-economy," servant leadership can greatly benefit the individual employees, as well as help to facilitate the organization's pursuit of its changing strategic plans. PMID:10185648

Wilson, R T

415

The Shared Leadership Process in Decision-Making Teams  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study examined the process of shared leadership in 45 ad hoc decision-making teams. Each team member's leadership behavior (n?=?180) was assessed by behaviorally coding videotapes of the teams' discussions. The within-team patterns of leadership behavior were examined using cluster analysis. Results indicated that the likelihood of a team experiencing a full range of leadership behavior increased to the

Jacqueline Z. Bergman; Joan R. Rentsch; Erika E. Small; Shaun W. Davenport; Shawn M. Bergman

2012-01-01

416

Principals Who Understand Applied Behavior Analysis Perceive They Are Better Able to Support Educators Who Teach Students with Autism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Local educational agencies are challenged to teach students classified with autism in general education inclusive settings. Findings of empirical studies have reported many educators lacked the necessary pedagogical coursework and training to meet the instructional needs of these students. Building principals have reported they lacked the…

Loiacono, Vito; Palumbo, Anthony

2011-01-01

417

Leadership in Small Military Units.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The development of a 16-hour military leadership training program for junior officers is described. The course was based in part on data from questionnaires used to measure leader behavior variables. Considerations such as leader-follower relationships an...

T. O. Jacobs

1968-01-01

418

Leadership Skills in School and Business.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Explores principals' leadership role by examining the business and general leadership literature. Applies Robert Katz's framework of technical, conceptual, and human skills to key organizational concepts and themes described by several writers (James MacGregor Burns, John Gardner, Stephen Covey, James Kouzes and Barry Posner) and the U.S.…

Stronge, James H.

1998-01-01

419

Transition Leadership in a Shifting Policy Environment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|While transformational leadership has received much attention in recent years, the purpose of this article is to explicate the concept of transition leadership and its centrality to understanding policy implementation and school change through a case study of one district and its school principals, transitioning from court-ordered desegregation…

Goldring, Ellen; Crowson, Robert; Laird, David; Berk, Robert

2003-01-01

420

The Role of Leadership in Compensatory Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Leadership is an interpersonal influence, exercised in a given situation and directed, through the communication process, toward the attainment of a specified goal or goals. Good leadership is the significant factor which makes compensatory schools effective. In order to improve instruction, superintendents, school boards and principals should:…

Gezi, Kal

421

Assessment for Instructional Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A model to evaluate educational administrators' instructional leadership skills and behaviors is described in this paper. A review of literature indicates that methodology for assessing instructional leaders is lacking. An evaluation model is presented, which is based on the following stages: (1) interview; (2) evaluation of instructional…

Prickett, R. L.; And Others

422

LEAN LEADERSHIP IN CONSTRUCTION  

Microsoft Academic Search

Lean leadership is the missing link between theoretical solutions and application in practice. This is the difference between superficial attempts at implementing Lean, where the tools and techniques are evident, but the behaviors haven't changed, and the results are disappointing or not sustained beyond a few brief weeks of enthusiasm. The key to understanding how to implement Lean successfully is

Cameron Orr

423

Leadership Theories.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This booklet describes various theoretical aspects of leadership, including the proper exercise of authority, effective delegation, goal setting, exercise of control, assignment of responsibility, performance evaluation, and group process facilitation. It begins by describing the evolution of general theories of leadership from historic concepts…

Sferra, Bobbie A.; Paddock, Susan C.

424

Educational Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This publication of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory is dedicated to articles on educational leadership. This issue contains the following articles: "Educational Leadership: Reports and Recommendations From a National Invitational Conference" (Joseph Murphy, JoAnn B. Manning, Herbert J. Walberg); "Redefining Educational…

Rohland, Mark, Ed.

2002-01-01

425

Educational Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document contains the following papers on educational leadership programs and technology: (1) "Technology Standards for School Administrators: Implications for Administrator Preparation Programs" (Warren C. Hope, Bernadette Kelley, and Janet A. Guyden); (2) "Information Technology and the Transformation of Leadership Preparation Programs: A…

Tollett, John R., Ed.

426

The Leadership Gap: Preparing Leaders for Urban Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this mixed-methods, purposive case study was to investigate the impact of participation in the Metropolitan ISD Principal Coaching Initiative (MPCI) on leadership practice. The MPCI is a district-wide executive leadership capacity building strategy, which combines the District's standards-based leadership curriculum with a…

Lee, Omaira Z.

2010-01-01

427

Experiences in Leadership: Gauging the Impact of Fieldwork  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Principal preparation programs are designed to ensure that candidates who successfully complete the programs are qualified and knowledgeable, and have had leadership experiences that prepare them to compete for leadership positions in today's schools (Hale S.z Moorma, 2003). Providing meaningful leader-ship experiences in non-internship programs…

Barton, Leigh; Cox, Keni

2012-01-01

428

Improving Your Daily Practice: A Guide for Effective School Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book will show principals how they can change daily practices to invest more time in the improvement of teaching and learning. It redirects leadership to effective practices in instructional leadership. Contents include an Introduction and the following chapters: (1) Why Change the Way I Lead?; (2) The Path to Effective School Leadership; (3)…

Berkey, Timothy B.

2009-01-01

429

Improving Your Daily Practice: A Guide for Effective School Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book will show principals how they can change daily practices to invest more time in the improvement of teaching and learning. It redirects leadership to effective practices in instructional leadership. Contents include an Introduction and the following chapters: (1) Why Change the Way I Lead?; (2) The Path to Effective School Leadership;…

Berkey, Timothy B.

2009-01-01

430

Contrasting American and Native American Views of Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper constructs opposing views of leadership between what can be understood as mainstream American perspectives and those of selected Native Americans. American leadership values were deduced by examining selected aspects of the National Association of Secondary School Principals Assessment Center; selected Native American leadership values…

Bryant, Miles T.

431

Fashioning a Culture for School Leadership from the Top.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses a newly appointed education chief executive officer's efforts to influence his department's leadership culture. Guiding values to reshape leadership were fashioned on trust, respect, risk taking, openness, and flexibility. Findings indicate that actions from high-level educators can influence principals' leadership approaches. Changes…

Walker, Allan; Quong, Terry

1996-01-01

432

Principal Mentoring.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Increasing evidence shows that school leaders, throughout all stages of their careers, can benefit from a mentoring system in which a seasoned leader helps the protege combine theory and practice with experience. This research roundup reviews works that provide support for principal mentoring and share strategies for establishing mentoring…

Malone, Robert

2001-01-01

433

Principal Afl.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A (full) principal abstract family of languages(AFL) is a (full) AFL generated by a single language, i.e., it is the smallest (full) AFL containing the given language. In the present paper, a study is made of such AFL. First, an AFA (abstract family of ac...

S. Ginsburg S. Greibach

1969-01-01

434

Leadership: Why gender and culture matter.  

PubMed

For decades, understanding of leadership has been largely based on the results of studies carried out on White men in the United States. We review major theories and models of leadership as they pertain to either gender or culture. We focus on 3 approaches to leadership: trait (including leadership categorization or implicit leadership theory), behavioral (including the two-factor, transformational-transactional leadership, and leader-member exchange models), and contingency (i.e., contingency model of leadership effectiveness and normative decision making). We discuss how dynamics related to either culture or gender (e.g., stereotypes and schemas, ingroup-outgroup interaction, role expectations, power and status differentials) can have an important impact on many aspects of leadership. PMID:20350015

Ayman, Roya; Korabik, Karen

2010-04-01

435

Women and Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discussion of women and leadership focuses on women in librarianship. Highlights include the evolution of thought about women and leadership; feminist research and theory; Margaret McIntosh's model for leadership, including womanless leadership, problems in leadership, and leadership redefined; equity in leadership; and implications for…

Turock, Betty J.

2001-01-01

436

Effects of leadership on organizational performance in Russian companies  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated concurrently the main effects of the transformational- and transactional-leadership behaviors on organizational performance of Russian companies, the moderating effects of support for innovation on the relationship between the transformational-leadership behaviors and organizational performance, and the impact of group cohesiveness on transformational-leadership behaviors in a Russian context. The results demonstrated that transformational leadership directly and positively predicted organizational

Detelin S. Elenkov

2002-01-01

437

Dimensions of school climate: teachers' or principals' power styles and subjects' propensities to be climate vigilant as related to students' perceptions of satisfaction and of peers' abusive behavior.  

PubMed

Two studies investigated teachers' and principals' power styles as related to college students' retrospective ratings of satisfaction and peers' abusive behavior. One study also investigated retrospective self-perception as related to students' sensitivity to the occurrence of physical and psychological abuse in the school environment. Among the findings were positive correlations between subjects' perceptions that their typical elementary school teacher used referent, legitimate, or expert power styles and subjects' reported satisfaction with their elementary school experience. Small but statistically significant correlations were found suggesting that principals' power style was weakly associated with ratings of psychological abuse in elementary school and physical abuse in middle school. Also, students who rated themselves as intelligent, sensitive, attractive, and depressive had higher ratings of perceived psychological and physical abuse at school. It was concluded that parameters of leaders' power styles and subjects' vigilance might be useful for understanding school climates. Experimentally designed studies are required. PMID:12353790

Verhoek-Miller, Nancy; Miller, Duane I; Shirachi, Miyoko; Hoda, Nicholas

2002-08-01

438

The Influence of Occupational Self-Efficacy on the Relationship of Leadership Behavior and Preparedness for Occupational Change  

Microsoft Academic Search

A theoretical framework for the relationship between preparedness for occupational change, occupational self-efficacy, and leadership is presented. Preparedness for occupational change is defined as the wish to acquire higher task demands (i.e. greater complexity) in the sense that employees have thought about change but have not yet acted to seek change. It explained why preparedness for occupational change is central

Birgit Schyns

2004-01-01

439

The Relationship between Principal Effectiveness and the Use of Counseling Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In most educational leadership programs, the working relationship of the principal with teachers, parents, and the community is discussed, but the relationship of the principal and counselor is typically not given much, if any, attention. Principals are not trained in the use of counseling skills in educational leadership programs at Mississippi…

Cleckler, Valerie Suzanne Hodge

2010-01-01

440

Cultivating an Environment that Contributes to Teaching and Learning in Schools: High School Principals' Actions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Improving principal leadership is a vital component to the success of educational reform initiatives that seek to improve whole-school performance, as principal leadership often exercises positive but indirect effects on student learning. Because of the importance of principals within the field of school improvement, this article focuses on…

Lin, Mind-Dih

2012-01-01

441

What Do We Expect of School Principals? Congruence between Principal Evaluation and Performance Standards  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study used both quantitative and qualitative methods of content analysis to examine principal evaluation instruments and state and professional standards for principals in school districts located in a mid-Atlantic state in the USA. The purposes of this study were to (a) determine the degrees of emphasis that are placed upon leadership and…

Catano, Nancy; Stronge, James H.

2007-01-01

442

A Principal’s DilemmaFull Inclusion or Student’s Best Interests?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This case highlights one principal’s struggle to reconcile his philosophy of full inclusion with the best interests of a student with serious emotional disturbance. It raises a number of issues that bring to light challenges posed by a system of full inclusion. It also provides an opportunity for educational leadership students and administrators to critically confront and appreciate the ethical

Joseph O. Oluwole

2009-01-01

443

Recognizing and Supporting the Critical Roles of Teachers in Special Education Leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most discussions about special education leadership address the work of principals and district administrators, without reference to the collective and distributed forms of leadership that have taken center stage in contemporary discussions about improving schools. To explore the contributions of and roles for teacher leadership in special education, selected teacher leadership literature in general education is reviewed, including the emergence

Bonnie S. Billingsley

2007-01-01

444

Strategic management in South African education: The leadership dimension  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since the introduction of the South African Schools Act, 1996 and the shift to school self-management, strategic management has become an important issue in South African schools. This shift requires a proactive leadership approach by the school principal. The focus in this article is on the leadership dimension of strategic management by the school principal. After elucidating the relationship between

E. J. van Niekerk; P. du P van Niekerk

2006-01-01

445

Overcoming the Obstacles to Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Teachers in the second stages of their careers--those with 4-10 years of experience--are often eager to vary their responsibilities, work collaboratively with peers, and influence teaching beyond their own classrooms. With many veteran teachers retiring, principals are apt to recruit these second-stage teachers to fill teacher leadership

Johnson, Susan Moore; Donaldson, Morgaen L.

2007-01-01

446

A Leadership Walk across Gettysburg  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|School administrators find the Civil War battlefield an appropriate venue for fully appreciating the role of vision, mentoring and the power of words. The author, a professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has organized leadership walks across Gettysburg for superintendents and principals for a decade. This article describes the…

Millward, Robert E.

2009-01-01

447

Distributed Leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The first known reference to distributed leadership was in the field of social psychology in the early-1950s. The concept\\u000a then lay dormant for more than three decades until it surfaced briefly once again in social psychology, and then again in\\u000a the early-1990s in organisation theory. Awareness of distributed leadership amongst educationalists also dates from about\\u000a this time. Roughly a decade

Peter Gronn

448

Acceptability of the Universal Level of School-Wide Positive Behavior Support among Elementary and High School Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Concern about school safety has increased in recent years (Sprague et al., 1999), leading to a greater interest in methods such as Positive Behavior Support (PBS), which has been found to be successful at creating safe environments through use of preventive methods and the development of proactive systems for at-risk student populations (Horner,…

Duvall, Corrina C.

2009-01-01

449

Age cohort effects, gender, and Romanian leadership preferences  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This study aims to examine preferences for both transformational and transactional leadership behavior for gender- and age-based cohort differences. The purpose of this research is to enhance leadership and organizational change initiatives in Romania via the identification of age cohort and gender effects with respect to attitudes towards common leadership behaviors. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The research is conducted via

Erich C. Fein; Aharon Tziner; Cristinel Vasiliu

2010-01-01

450

Towards Understanding Transformational Leadership in India: A Grounded Theory Approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

An important factor that contributes to successful organizational transformation is leadership. Transformational leaders shape such changes and help their organizations stay competitive. The core of transformational leadership is universal; however, its behavioral manifestations differ across cultures. This paper attempts to take a preliminary look at the behavioral manifestations of transformational leadership that are unique to Indian culture, most of which

Niti Singh; Venkat R. Krishnan

451

The Perceived Stress Levels of Primary and Secondary Principals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Research conducted in Western Australian government schools indicates perceived stress among principals, particularly role overload and role conflict. Primary principals experienced greater stress than secondary principals. Suggestions on how the education department can reduce employee stress include altering leadership styles and offering…

Savery, Lawson K.; Detiuk, Michael

1986-01-01

452

Exploring Aspiring Principals' Perceptions of Principalship: A Slovenian Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A lot is expected of Slovenian principals, yet very little is known about aspiring principals' own expectations of principalship. Currently there is no Slovenian study of aspiring principals, although they represent the majority of those enrolled on the "certification programme" of the National School for Leadership in Education. The purpose of…

Trnavcevic, Anita; Vaupot, Silva Roncelli

2009-01-01

453

Meet the Promise of Content Standards: The Principal  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Successful principals shape the culture of schools, set clear expectations, and share leadership with others to create productive learning environments for students and staff. For nearly a decade, The Wallace Foundation has coordinated studies of principal effectiveness and has concluded that principals are second only to teachers as the most…

Killion, Joellen

2012-01-01

454

Leadership--The Secret of Making Things Happen  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A management consultant shares his observations and those of behavioral scientists in this discussion of the qualities of effective leadership in organizations. Points out that leadership requires use of intellectual power, creativity, diligence, and human understanding. (TA)|

Michelon, L. C. "Gene"

1977-01-01

455

The Conversion of Teachers: Principal Influence and Teacher Autonomy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Instructional leadership literature presents two contrasting themes: (1) the school as a loosely coupled system allowing teachers considerable instructional autonomy; and (2) the school as a culture where the effective principal uses symbolic leadership to unite the staff in a common effort to achieve the school's mission. If both themes are…

Bratlie, Mark P.

456

A Beginning Rural Principal's Toolkit: A Guide for Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this article is to explore both the challenges and skills needed to effectively assume a leadership position and thus to create an entry plan or "toolkit" for a new rural school leader. The entry plan acts as a guide beginning principals may use to navigate the unavoidable confusion that comes with leadership. It also assists…

Ashton, Brian; Duncan, Heather E.

2012-01-01

457

Who's Leading Our South Georgia Schools? A Profile of Principals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A review of school-reform literature reveals that the school principal is the key player in all successful reforms. The effective-schools movement recognized the importance of quality leadership by consistently identifying strong instructional leadership as instrumental in creating a school climate conducive to student success. This descriptive…

Grubbs, Scott; Leech, Donald W.; Gibbs, Albert; Green, Ronny

458

Who's Leading Our South Georgia Schools? A Profile of Principals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A review of school-reform literature reveals that the school principal is the key player in all successful reforms. The effective-schools movement recognized the importance of quality leadership by consistently identifying strong instructional leadership as instrumental in creating a school climate conducive to student success. This descriptive…

Grubbs, Scott; Leech, Donald W.; Gibbs, Albert; Green, Ronny

459

Diversity and leadership in a changing world.  

PubMed

Scholars of leadership have infrequently addressed the diversity of leaders and followers in terms of culture, gender, race and ethnicity, or sexual orientation. This omission has weakened the ability of research and theory to address some of the most provocative aspects of contemporary leadership, including (a) the limited access of individuals from diverse identity groups to leadership roles; (b) the shaping of leaders' behavior by their dual identities as leaders and members of gender, racial, ethnic, or other identity groups; and (c) the potential of individuals from groups formerly excluded from leadership roles to provide excellent leadership because of their differences from traditional leaders. In addressing such issues, we argue that the joining of the two bodies of theory and research--one pertaining to leadership and the other to diversity--enriches both domains of knowledge and provides guidelines for optimizing leadership in contemporary organizations and nations. PMID:20350020

Eagly, Alice H; Chin, Jean Lau

2010-04-01

460

Contextual antecedents of instructional leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

The premise of this paper is that principals' activities and the success of those activities for the creation or maintenance of potent instruction in schools depends largely on the nature of principals' instructional contexts. Contextual precursors to principals' actions are identified and their relevancy described through the comparison of the behaviors of four elementary school principals in rural, suburban, and

David C. Dwyer

1985-01-01

461

The Search for Connections across Principal Preparation, Principal Performance, and Student Achievement in an Exemplary Principal Preparation Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Critics complain that the educational leadership researchers have not produced evidence that demonstrates that principal preparation programs affect student achievement. This study addressed this complaint by focusing on the impact of one exemplary program on graduates and the schools they led. The preponderance-of-evidence strategy used in this…

Donmoyer, Robert; Yennie-Donmoyer, June; Galloway, Fred

2012-01-01

462

Sink or Swim? Leadership's Real Deal.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Across the nation, districts are throwing beginning administrators into school leadership positions, mistakenly assuming they already know everything. Training programs are preparing principals for a long-obsolete work environment. Committed mentors and on-call coaches can help overwhelmed and overworked principals become effective leaders. (MLH)

Clark, Susan S.

2001-01-01

463

Leadership, Gender, and Organization  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Much of the traditional literature on leadership ordinarily defines leaders as “… individuals who significantly influence\\u000a the thoughts, behaviors, and\\/or feelings of others.” (Gardner, 1995, p. 6). The primary focus, then, is on an individual who\\u000a will direct or influence a group of followers. This definition, in turn, is extraordinarily influential in affecting the mindsets\\u000a of the alleged “followers” all

Patricia H. Werhane; Mollie Painter-Morland

464

Principal Pressure in the Middle of Accountability  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|When a new superintendent is hired, Tom Thompson, middle school principal, is squeezed between complying with the demands of the district and cultivating a positive culture in his school. He wrestles with the stress of facing tough leadership choices that take a toll on his physical and mental health. Tom realizes that a career-ending move might…

Derrington, Mary Lynne; Larsen, Donald E.

2012-01-01

465

Chicago Initiative Aims to Upgrade Principal Pipeline  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Even with nearly 50 schools shutting down at the end of this month, Chicago education officials have been barreling ahead with plans to groom a large crop of high-performing principals that they say represents the most ambitious effort the city has undertaken to upgrade its school leadership ranks. The goal, said Chicago schools CEO Barbara…

Maxwell, Lesli A.

2013-01-01

466

Utah Principals Academy, 1987-1988.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Improving instructional leadership skills of principals is the focus of the academy. Following a foreword and mission statement by James R. Moss, the state superintendent of public instruction, the booklet describes three programs that help to achieve the academy's goals: Academy Fellows, Academy Seminars, and Cluster Grants. Titles and authors of…

Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City.

467

A New Vision for Supervision of Principals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Principal leadership is second only to teacher quality in influencing student achievement. A national effort exists to retool teacher supervision by linking student outcomes to teacher evaluation. There is growing interest in raising the level of professional practice by building local, practical, honest and collegial professional learning…

Vitcov, Barry J.; Bloom, Gary S.

2010-01-01

468

As they are portrayed: principals in film  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports on the analysis of the principalship as portrayed in a sample of 48 films. The analysis reveals that, unlike the timid, obsequious pastor in the Western and the bullying marine sergeant in a war movie, for example, there is little that is stereotypic about the role of the school principal and the types of leadership practised; there

A. Ross Thomas

1998-01-01

469

Leadership effectiveness, leadership style and employee readiness  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This study aims to test the Hersey and Blanchard Situation Leadership Theory (SLT) of leadership effectiveness and the impact of the degree of match between leadership style and employee readiness level on a variety of measures of leadership outcomes. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The measures used were employee job satisfaction, job performance, job stress, and turnover intention. SLT argues that

Jui-Chen Chen; Colin Silverthorne

2005-01-01

470

Understanding Leader Emotional Intelligence and PerformanceThe Role of Self-Other Agreement on Transformational Leadership Perceptions  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine whether self-awareness of managers (defined as agreement between self and other leadership ratings) would moderate relationships between (a) aspects of emotional intelligence and transformational leadership behavior, and (b) transformational leadership behavior and managerial performance. Multisource data were collected from 63 managers (who responded about their emotional intelligence and transformational leadership behavior), 192

John J. Sosik; Lara E. Megerian

1999-01-01

471

Leadership Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The aim of this work is to explore recent research in the field of leadership as related to education and to link such research to a possible research project. This research project would focus on increasing standardized test scores in California schools focusing on the elementary school level through focusing on increasing reading competency and…

Kaplun, Irina

2011-01-01

472

Samaritan Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Profiles the accomplishments and philosophies of three individuals who strongly advocated community service and who profoundly influenced the field of experiential education, including Robert K. Greenleaf, author of "Servant Leadership"; Alec Dickson, who traveled extensively to promote the development of community service organizations worldwide;…

Egan, Terrence M. I.

1994-01-01

473

Servant Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses the development of Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii, and the concept of servant leadership that is stressed by the university. Chaminade University was founded in 1955 by the Society of Mary, a Catholic organization started by Father William Joseph Chaminade in 1817. One of the major purposes of the Society of Mary is…

Keith, Kent M.

474

Passionate Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Passionate leadership is about energy, commitment, a belief that every child can learn and will learn, a concern with social justice and the optimism that people can make a difference. The authors argue that passion survives and prospers and is a moral driving force in ensuring children becoming all they can become. That brings them to the other…

Davies, Brent; Brighouse, Tim

2010-01-01

475

Relationships among leadership, organizational commitment, and ocb in uruguayan health institutions  

Microsoft Academic Search

We develop and test a model that relates leadership behaviors, organizational commitment, and organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs). We test the model using structural equations with a sample of 116 doctors from Uruguay. Consistent with expectations, our results show that transactional leadership behaviors increase followers' continuance commitment and decrease their growth commitment, whereas transformational leadership behaviors increase followers' growth commitment and

Raul Lagomarsino; Pablo Cardona

2003-01-01

476

Leadership Styles of New Ireland High School Administrators: A Papua New Guinea Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This yearlong ethnographic study of principals' leadership in Papua New Guinea high schools describes influences of imposing a bureaucratic school organization on principals' decision making in a communal society. Communal values of kinship relationships, "wantok" system, and "big men" leadership challenged principals' responsibility to uphold…

Tivinarlik, Alfred; Wanat, Carolyn L.

2006-01-01

477

From Successful School Leadership Towards Distributed Leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This chapter explores the cultural and societal background for the development of school leadership and presents findings\\u000a from research into effective or successful school leadership. The findings often point to the need for a distribution of leadership,\\u000a but are not specific when it comes to the forms and relations that distributed leadership can and ought to take.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Leadership and thus

Lejf Moos

478

Defining Moral Leadership: Perspectives of 12 Leaders  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this qualitative study was to hear the voices of contemporary moral leaders regarding their definitions of moral leadership and the actions and behaviors that frame this type of leadership. Participants for this phenomenological study were selected by graduate students using a researcher-developed rating scale. Participants included six females and six males. Data were analyzed using content analysis.

Nancy L. Maldonado; Candace H. Lacey

479

Examining effective and ineffective transformational project leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Aims to examine effective and ineffective leader behaviors from direct participant observations in several cases of a large multiyear cross-industry international research project to prove the hypothesis that effective team performance management requires strong transformational leadership. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Transformational and charismatic leadership theories are briefly discussed from management science to explain how their principles can apply to and

Kenneth David Strang

2005-01-01

480

Advising as Servant Leadership: Investigating the Relationship  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Advisors serve in many, often overlooked, roles. We investigated the supposition that McClellan (2007a) espoused between academic advising and servant leadership. Our hypotheses, that measures of servant leadership and developmental advising are correlated and that wisdom is the best predictor of developmental advising behaviors, were supported.…

Paul, W. Kohle; Smith, K. Courtney; Dochney, Brendan J.

2012-01-01

481

Leadership and quality management practices in Thailand  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This study aims to examine the effects of leadership behaviors on quality management (QM) practices and their effects on quality performance of manufacturing companies in Thailand. The hypotheses were that leadership leads to infrastructure practices, which in turn support quality practices. These quality practices improve quality performance. This was tested using a structural equation model. In general, the

Tipparat Laohavichien; Lawrence D. Fredendall; R. Stephen Cantrell

2011-01-01

482

A new paradigm of leadership development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to present a paradigm shift in the way leaders are developed, more suited to the new order that is emerging as the recession recedes. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The prevailing notion that leadership is synonymous with being in control of an organization is challenged, together with the belief that leadership development is primarily concerned with modifying behavior

Tim Casserley; Bill Critchley

2010-01-01

483

Advising as Servant Leadership: Investigating the Relationship  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Advisors serve in many, often overlooked, roles. We investigated the supposition that McClellan (2007a) espoused between academic advising and servant leadership. Our hypotheses, that measures of servant leadership and developmental advising are correlated and that wisdom is the best predictor of developmental advising behaviors, were supported.…

Paul, W. Kohle; Smith, K. Courtney; Dochney, Brendan J.

2012-01-01

484

Palmer Quarterly - Social Network Centrality and Leadership Status: Links with Problem Behaviors and Tests of Gender Differences  

Microsoft Academic Search

Seventh-grade students (N = 324) completed social cognitive maps to identify peer groups and peer group leaders, sociometric nominations to describe their peers' behaviors, and questionnaires to assess their own behaviors. Peer group members resembled one another in levels of direct and indirect aggression and substance use; girls' cliques were more behaviorally homogenous than were boys' cliques. On average, leaders

2009-01-01

485

Frames of Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Executive, managerial, and human relations images are no longer central to school leadership. Also, strong and direct instructional leadership is being challenged by the view of school administrators as leaders of leaders. Moral leadership, servant leadership, and leadership as stewardship are widely practiced frameworks but get little recognition…

Sergiovanni, Thomas J.

1993-01-01

486

The Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity: A Tool for Understanding Principals' Cultural Competence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Principals' understanding and skills pertaining to diversity are important in leading diverse schools and preparing all students for a democratic and multicultural society. Although educational leadership scholars have theorized about exemplary leadership of and for diversity, a developmental perspective on principals' diversity or cultural…

Hernandez, Frank; Kose, Brad W.

2012-01-01

487

The Loneliest Job in Town: Sculpting the Recruitment and Retention of the Principal.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research summary examines the results of three initiatives that changed leadership training for principalship. They are: (1) the School Leadership Initiative program, a three-year pilot mentor program designed for the assistant principal; (2) the Richardson Mentor Principal program, a program designed for seasoned administrators recognized…

Zellner, Luana; Ward, Sharon M.; McNamara, Patty; Gideon, Barbara; Camacho, Sissy; Edgewood, Sharon Doughty

488

The Role of an African American Principal in an Urban Information Technology High School  

Microsoft Academic Search

The research reported here is the result of an exploration of the challenges and triumphs of an African American secondary principal who used a culture-specific leadership style in his quest to raise the standards at an information technology high school. This case study of the principal explores his combining of the elements of traditional notions of leadership with the nontraditional

Mark A. Gooden

2005-01-01

489

The Leadership Case: Student Perspective on the Value of Leadership Skills  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Contrary to the simple heading, defining leadership is a complex task. It is easy for us to recognize leaders, but prescribing the skill set needed to be a leader can be more challenging. The difficulty in defining leadership is inherent in the nature of the role itself. We perceive leadership to be an elite skill, yet anyone with enough motivation can become a leader. Leadership is a learning process that is ever developing. It is not a singular event, nor is there a sole list of skills that one must possess to acquire the title of 'leader.' There are numerous leaders in our world, each working toward different goals with different people. The challenge in both defining and realizing leadership comes in recognizing the many leadership opportunities that already exist in our day-to-day lives, and being willing to constantly grow, acquire new skills, and adapt our behaviors to appropriately match each new leadership situation we encounter.

Zimmerman, Tanya

490

An Affair of the Heart: Emotional Intelligence and Transformational Leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

The importance of emotional engagement in motivation of followers by transformational\\/charismatic leaders has often been emphasized by leadership scholars. Despite such consideration, little has been espoused regarding the theoretical mechanisms by which emotions and leadership behaviors are related. By presenting a theoretical bridge between the concept of emotional intelligence (Goleman, 1995) and Bass and Avolio's (1994) components of transformational leadership

Lara E. Megerian; John J. Sosik

1996-01-01

491

An Affair of the Heart: Emotional Intelligence and Transformational Leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

The importance of emotional engagement in motivation of followers by transformational\\/charismatic leaders has often been emphasized by leadership scholars. Despite such consideration, little has been espoused regarding the theoretical mechanisms by which emotions and leadership behaviors are related. By presenting a theoretical bridge between the concept of emotional intelligence (Goleman, 1995) and Bass and Avolio's (1994) components of transformational leadership

Lara E. Megerian; John J. Sosik

1997-01-01

492

Transformational and active transactional leadership in the Canadian military  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This study seeks to examine the manifestation and effects of transformational, contingent reward, and active management-by-exception leadership across ranks in the Canadian military. It also aims to investigate whether or not the relationships between perceived leadership behaviors and effective leadership outcomes are moderated by hierarchical level and followers' expectations. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A total of 704 military officers and

Gary W. Ivey; Theresa J. B. Kline

2010-01-01

493

The Jossey-Bass Reader on Educational Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This comprehensive reader features 24 chapters in 5 primary areas of educational research. Part One, "Leadership, Management, and Organizational Behavior," demonstrates that leadership has a strong conceptual basis that is basic in all human situations. It contains 6 articles: "The Nature of Leadership" (J. Gardner); "Give Me a Lever Long…

2000

494

Athlete leadership dispersion and satisfaction in interactive sport teams  

Microsoft Academic Search

ObjectiveAthlete leadership on sport teams can be represented by an individual occupying a formal or informal leadership role within a team who influences a group of team members to achieve a common goal [Loughead, Hardy, & Eys, (2006). The nature of athlete leadership. Journal of Sport Behavior, 29, 142–158]. Previous research has suggested that individuals involved in sport view the

Mark A. Eys; Todd M. Loughead; James Hardy

2007-01-01

495

The Four Umpires: A Paradigm for Ethical Leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

Theories of leadership have traditionally focused on leadership traits, styles, and situational factors that influence leader behaviors. We propose that The Four Umpires Model described herein, which examines how four leadership types view reality and perception, provides a useful example of an effective steward leader. We use the Five Beliefs Model identified by Edgar Schein and Peter Senge to frame

Cam Caldwell; Sheri J. Bischoff; Ranjan Karri

2002-01-01

496

The Four Umpires: A Paradigm for Ethical Leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

Theories of leadership have traditionally focused on leadership traits, styles, and situational factors that influence leadre behaviors. We propose that The Four Umpires Model described herein, which examines how four leadership types view reality and perception, provides a useful example of an effective steward leader. We use the Five Beliefs Model identified by Edgar Schein and Peter Senge to frame

Ranjan Karri

2001-01-01

497

The Strategic Context of Congressional Party Leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents an argument that the dominant scholarly approach to studying congressional party leadership&generally referred to as principal-agent theory&should be redirected to better account for the strategic context within which leaders operate. We begin with a discussion of six related themes, which we believe capture major limitations in existing leadership studies. To further our argument, we then analyze the

C. Lawrence Evans; Walter J. Oleszek

1999-01-01

498

Authentic leadership.  

PubMed

There is leadership, and then there is authentic leadership. If you are not willing to engage from your heart, to passionately work to create a greater quality of work life for front-line staff every day, and to push yourself to the ultimate limit to make that happen, you might be a leader, but you will not be perceived as an authentic leader. Authentic leaders love, challenge people to do what they didn't believe was possible, and generate the energy to make the impossible possible by their passion for their people, their patients, and for doing the right thing. Thankfully, there are leaders who are willing to live on the edge, model their love, and inspire people to change the world. Will you be one of them? PMID:17286164

Kerfoot, Karlene

2006-12-01

499

Authentic leadership.  

PubMed

There is leadership, and then there is authentic leadership. If you are not willing to engage from your heart, to passionately work to create a greater quality of work life for front-line staff every day, and to push yourself to the ultimate limit to make that happen, you might be a leader, but you will not be perceived as an authentic leader. Authentic leaders love, challenge people to do what they didn't believe was possible, and generate the energy to make the impossible possible by their passion for their people, their patients, and for doing the right thing. Thankfully, there are leaders who are willing to live on the edge, model their love, and inspire people to change the world. Will you be one of them? PMID:17128905

Kerfoot, Karlene

2006-10-01

500

A Solution-Focused Leadership Model: Examining Perceptions of Effective Counselor Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As school leaders, counselors are in a unique position to form collaborative partnerships with principals and faculty while utilizing techniques that improve morale, school climate, and student development. In this qualitative study, school counselors, teachers, and principals were asked to reflect on counseling leadership styles perceived as…

Froeschle, Janet G.; Nix, Susan

2009-01-01