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ERIC Number: ED531439
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 141
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1095-6133-3
The Impact of Principal Leadership on Working Conditions and Teacher Retention in North Carolina Middle Schools
Tomon, Catherine
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, East Carolina University
Research indicates that administrative leadership is the most important factor in determining the climate of a school, and there are specific leadership attributes such as improving working conditions that promote retention. This study seeks to identify leadership behaviors that positively affect quality teacher retention among two particular groups (Beginning teachers with 1-3 years of experience and career teachers with 4+ years of experience) in the middle schools of North Carolina. A Fisher's Exact Test was performed on the data that were collected from the 22 leadership questions on the 2006 North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions Survey. Ten of those questions were statistically significant at the 0.05 level. A Pearson Chi-Square was conducted to determine what working condition domain had the most impact on quality teacher retention for both beginning and career teachers. According to the findings of this study, there is a relationship between principal leadership and quality teacher retention, wherein different leadership attributes can be used as predictors for quality teacher retention. [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: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina