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ERIC Number: ED312761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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The Leadership Style of a Junior High School Principal, the School Climate, and Group Interaction.
Sistrunk, Walter E.; And Others
Due to parental disenchantment with a Mississippi Delta junior high school principal, the principal's leadership style, the school climate, and group interactions were investigated. A consultant was employed to determine teachers', students', and parents' perceptions of the school climate and of the principal as a leader, and then to recommend a plan for modifying the principal's behavior. A total of 7 survey instruments were administered to 29 teachers, 1 survey was completed by 38 students, and 1 survey was completed by 19 parents; thus, the total sample consisted of 86 respondents. The information collected was converted to standardized scores for statistical comparison purposes. An examination of the data revealed that students were relatively satisfied with the school climate, that teachers were extremely dissatisfied with the school climate and the principal's leadership behavior, and that parents were less dissatisfied than the teachers with the climate but somewhat more satisfied than the students. Because the investigation was undertaken due to perceived parental dissatisfaction with the school climate, and because the results indicate far greater teacher dissatisfaction than parental dissatisfaction, it is believed that a small group of teachers "triggered" parent disenchantment with the school. (10 references) (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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