Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Leadership behavior and teacher attrition: A qualitative phenomenological inquiry of job satisfaction
by Mazyck, BeaAtrice Sha'ron, Ed.D., University of Phoenix, 2012, 164; 3692001
Abstract (Summary)

The qualitative phenomenological research study represents the personal and professional lived experiences of 16 former teachers of School District X in South Carolina. The focus of the study was to identify perceptions of how former K-12 teachers feel leadership behaviors of their principal affected their job satisfaction and decisions of attrition. The researcher conducted face to face interviews, then compiled the lived experiences of the sample participants and identified themes to discover the if leadership behaviors contribute to attrition. Eliciting, analyzing, and interpreting the lived experiences of the participants produced emerging themes, knowledge, and recommendations which can be used to improve retention efforts in schools. This information might enable leaders to understand and patiently use the leadership approach that is appropriate for meeting the needs of teachers employed in the district.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Varley, Melissa
School: University of Phoenix
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 76/08(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational leadership, School administration, Educational psychology, Labor relations
Publication Number: 3692001
ISBN: 978-1-321-67058-5
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