Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Assessing the Relationship Between Servant Leadership Behaviors of Teachers and School Culture
by Beckles-Morgan, Edlyn, Ed.D., Grand Canyon University, 2020, 294; 28261041
Abstract (Summary)

School administrators search for best practices that contribute to the effectiveness of a school, and seek to provide professional development to the staff. A school may not need to implement programs that cater to every component of servant leadership and every sub-division of school culture. The underlying problem was that it was not known which servant leadership behaviors combined best with school culture sub-divisions to contribute to a better school environment. A study of this nature would allow schools to identify which components of servant leadership and which dimensions of school culture combine best to contribute to a better school environment for their specific student body. This quantitative research sought to find co-relations between teachers’ self-perceived servant leadership behaviors of agapao love, empowerment, vision and humility, and the six sub-divisions of school culture in a select district in New York City public school system. The SLAI was used to collect self-perceived data on the servant leadership behaviors of teachers, and the OCDQ-RE was used to collect self-reported data from teachers on the culture of the school. Each servant leadership behavior was individually measured for correlation with each of the six sub-divisions of school culture. The results showed that there was a correlation between supportive principal behaviors and humility, between restrictive behaviors and agapao love, empower, and vision, between collegial behaviors and empower, vision, and humility, and between disengaged behaviors and empower.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Shriver, Kathleen, Cipra, David
Commitee: Shriver, Kathleen, Cipra, David, Maul, June
School: Grand Canyon University
Department: College of Doctoral Studies
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 82/7(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational leadership
Keywords: Agapao love, Empowerment, Humility, School culture, Servant leadership, Vision
Publication Number: 28261041
ISBN: 9798557042147
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