ERIC Number: ED381904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Can Principals Shed Their Traditional Style of Governance?
Trout, Frances M.; Martin, Oneida L.
This paper presents findings of a study that examined faculty/staff perceptions of their principals' leadership styles, with a focus on their use of shared-governance approach. Data were gathered through a survey of 32 faculty and 20 staff members in four county schools in Tennessee and North Carolina. A majority of the sample reported that their principals provided personal autonomy and a cooperative environment, practiced shared-governance behaviors, and demonstrated effective leadership. There were no statistically significant differences between faculty and staff or between men and women respondents. Overall, the data showed a correlation between respondents' perceptions of shared-governance behaviors and satisfaction with their work environments. Five tables are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Nashville, TN, November 9-11, 1994).