Publication Date

2018

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Summers, Kelly H.

Degree Name

Ed.D. (Doctor of Education)

Department

Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations

LCSH

Educational sociology||Educational leadership||School management and organization

Abstract

This dissertation study explores the association between principal leadership behavior and school climate with an end goal of impacting student achievement. Certified staff members in a large suburban Illinois school district were involved in this study. Data were collected through the use of the Leadership Behavior Description Questionnaire Form XII (LBDQ Form XII) and the Organizational Climate Description Questionnaire (elementary OCDQ-RE, middle OCDQ-RM, and high school OCDQ-RS). All of the 10 leadership domains examined in this study showed statistically significant associations with various school climate areas. The leadership behaviors of Consideration, Integration, and Tolerance of Freedom were found to have the strongest correlations consistently across levels.

Comments

Committee members: Kiracofe, Christine; Tonks, Stephen.||Advisor: Summers, Kelly.||Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

184 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

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Text

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