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ERIC Number: ED527470
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 137
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1092-5975-9
Leadership Style and Adequate Yearly Progress: A Correlational Study of Effective Principal Leadership
Leapley-Portscheller, Claudia Iris
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Phoenix
Principals are responsible for leading efforts to reach increasingly higher levels of student academic proficiency in schools associated with adequate yearly progress (AYP) requirements. The purpose of this quantitative, correlational study was to identify the degree to which perceptions of principal transformational, transactional, and laissez-faire leadership qualities, as measured by Bass and Avolio's Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (2003), correlate with school adequate yearly progress status. The scope of the study was out-Detroit area public high school principals. Using a survey design, data was gathered from building-level educators (n = 334) about principal (n = 27) leadership qualities. The results indicate that principals exhibit relatively low levels of coaching and teaching behaviors. The study also found a statistically significant relationship between (1) principals who focus on mistakes with schools that reached AYP status and (2) principals who specify the importance of having a strong sense of purpose with schools that did not meet AYP status. [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: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire