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ERIC Number: ED553602
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 95
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3030-9149-0
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Relationship between Principal Change and Influence Styles: Is There an Impact on Teacher Retention?
Howder, Leslie Johnson
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of South Carolina
The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a relationship between principal leadership styles, specifically change and influence styles, and teacher retention in the Low-Country region of South Carolina. Utilizing the Change Style Indicator and Influence Style Indicator, the researcher surveyed 25 principals from Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester 2 School Districts. The results were analyzed and compared to teacher retention rates from South Carolina State School Report Cards. Three relationships were analyzed: 1) correlation between change styles and influence styles, 2) correlation between change styles and teacher retention and 3) correlation between influence styles and teacher retention. There was a significant relationship between the change style Conserver and selected influence styles. There was also a significant relationship between change style Pragmatist and selected influence styles. There was no relationship between change styles and teacher retention but there was a significant relationship between selected influence styles and 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: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Carolina