Using the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (Bass & Avolio, 1990) and the Teacher Working Conditions Initiative Survey (Easley, 2006), as well as data gleaned from the North Carolina state report card, the researcher conducted a correlational study to ascertain the relationships between transactional or transformational leadership style, perceptions of faculty, and the percentage of experienced staff working under the leadership. A careful balance between demanding high standards and providing teachers with good working conditions can be achieved through thoughtful, data-driven analysis of building leadership. Transactional behavior has been cited as an effective way of leading a staff in the midst of reform and change. Transformational leadership fosters the development of teacher leaders through empowerment. The results of this study were mixed. Although the principals' perceptions were not aligned with the teachers' perceptions of their leaders' effectiveness, there was a relationship between principals' transactional behaviors and the percentage of experienced staff.
|Advisor:||Howerton, Everett B.|
|Commitee:||Donahoe, B. Harper, Emerson, Joseph T., English, Mary K., Higgins, Phyllis L.|
|School:||The George Washington University|
|Department:||Education and Human Development|
|School Location:||United States -- District of Columbia|
|Source:||DAI-A 70/01, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Leadership, Leadership style, Staffing, Teacher perceptions, Transactional, Transformational|
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