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ERIC Number: ED516181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 93
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1097-2116-4
A Study of Leadership Styles that Lead to Academic Achievement of Hispanic Students
Smith, Mitzi Harris
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Arkansas State University
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between secondary principal leadership style and Hispanic student achievement. Student achievement was measured by the graduation rate for each school. The principals' leadership styles were defined by scores in the Leadership Orientations Profile. The online survey was sent to 549 potential participants with 105 responses. Four types of schools were included in the data: public, alternative, charter, and continuation. Sixty-three percent of the public high school principals were male. Eighty percent of the non-public school principals were female. Most of the principals in the study had eight or less years of experience as a building principal (62.9%) compared to the number of years of teaching experience. Fifty-six percent of the principals had over twenty years of educational experience. The majority of the principals had Master's degrees and used the Human Resource frame; whereas, the principals with more advanced degrees were more likely to use mixed leadership styles. There was no significance found between the graduation rate and the principal's leadership style. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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