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ERIC Number: ED432035
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 34
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The Effects of Transformational Leadership on Organizational Conditions and Student Engagement with School.
Leithwood, Kenneth; Jantzi, Doris
This paper is the third in a series of studies concerned with the effects of different forms and sources of leadership. It examines the effects of transformational leadership practices on organizational conditions and student engagement with school, taking into account the potentially large effects of family educational culture. For the study, a school district serving a population of approximately 58,000 students and being confronted with expectations for change from both the district and provincial government was examined. Survey data from 1762 teachers and 9,941 students in a large school district were used to explore the relative effects of transformational leadership practices on selected organizational conditions and student engagement. Results indicate that transformational leadership effects are significant, albeit weak on the affective or psychological dimension and the behavioral dimension of student engagement. The size of the effects are approximately the same as those found in two previous studies. Findings reinforce the significance of family educational culture. For the study, family educational culture replaced socioeconomic status (SES) on the grounds that it more precisely targeted elements subsumed by global SES measures. Family educational culture behaved statistically in a manner comparable to the behavior of SES in previous school-effects studies. (Contains 59 references.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada