ERIC Number: ED192434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
A Systems Approach to Explaining Teachers' Leadership Behavior.
Peterson, Mark F.; Cooke, Robert A.
This paper focuses on identifying the way that individual and organizational variables affect the classroom leadership behavior of teachers. Measured are the effects of one individual-level variable and six organizational variables--three at the organization system level and three at the classroom subsystem level. The individual-level variable is teachers' attitudes toward control. The classroom subsystem variables are perceived student competence, student level, and class size. The organization system-level variables are formal participation, informal participation, and individuals' perceptions of the participativeness at their college. Data collected from 147 community college teachers and their students indicate that organizational and classroom characteristics may have an impact on teacher behavior, but that this impact sometimes is moderated by the attitudes of teachers toward control. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Class Size, Classroom Environment, Community Colleges, Correlation, Governance, Leadership, Organizational Theories, Participation, School Organization, Student Characteristics, Student Teacher Relationship, Systems Approach, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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