Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An Investigation of Trust between Elementary School Teachers and Principals
by Kuykendall, Brent, Ed.D., California State University, Long Beach, 2018, 109; 10823211
Abstract (Summary)

This investigation explored what hinders and contributes to the level of trust a teacher has of the principal. Two research questions guided the investigation concerning what specific incidents teachers felt affected trust with the principal. This case study allowed veteran elementary teachers to be interviewed and share personal incidents that they felt influenced the level of trust they had with their principal. Teacher participants shared a wide variety of incidents that included both their personal and professional lives. Teachers most often identified incidents where the principal showed benevolence, openness, and honesty. The results of this study led the researcher to infer that teachers have a higher level of trust with principals that show care, communicate openly, and connect with them on a personal level. This study provides implications for the preparation and professional development for K-12 principals.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Slater, Charles L.
Commitee: Austin, Donald, O'Brien, Jonathan
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Educational Leadership
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-A 79/12(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational administration, Elementary education
Keywords: Elementary level, Facets of trust, Leadership, School principal, Trust
Publication Number: 10823211
ISBN: 978-0-438-19660-5
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