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ERIC Number: ED079842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 56
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Principals, Teachers, and Elementary Youth: A Study of the Relationships Between Selected Variables of Teacher-Principal Social Interaction and Six Features of the Educational Environment.
McKay, A. Bruce
This study attempted to examine selected features of principal-teacher behavior in relation to the educational environment of elementary schools. Subtests of Halpin's Organizational Climate Description Questionnaire were used to obtain teacher perceptions of the principal variables of Aloofness, Production, Emphasis, Thrust, and Consideration; and the teacher variables of Disengagement, Hindrance, Esprit, and Intimacy. Collective perceptions of 5th and 6th grade students were obtained on Sinclair and Sadker's Elementary School Environment Survey for educational environment variables of Alienation, Humanism, Autonomy, Morale, Opportunism, and Resources. Usable responses were obtained from 4,105 students and 627 teachers in 36 Massachusetts and Pennsylvania elementary schools. The overall relationship between the behaviors of the school principal and his teachers and the educational environment of sampled schools was tested by means of canonical correlation. Bivariate relationships between teacher-principal variables, educational environment variables, and demographic data variables were tested by the computation of Pearson product-moment correlations. The results of the study support the contention that the behavior of teachers and principals is significantly related to selected components of the educational environment. (Author/DN)
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