ERIC Number: ED105597
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Simple Linear and Curvilinear Relationships of Leader Style and School Climate to Principal Effectiveness.
The hypothesis guiding the study was that work motivation attitudes, behavior, and perceptions of others--as leader style concepts--and school climate--as a situational construct--are linearly and curvilinearly related to subordinate, superordinate, self, and organizational effectiveness criteria. A total of 179 principals, 996 teachers, and 41 district level administrators from 39 districts composed the sample. Simple correlational, linear regression, and quadratic regression procedures were used to analyze the data. Overall, 52 significant relationships were found to partially support the hypothesis. Only five of these were curvilinear. The behavior dimensions, two work attitude factors, and the situational variables were the best predictors across the effectiveness types. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (60th, Washington, D.C., March 31-April 4, 1975)