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ERIC Number: ED557102
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 129
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3211-7634-6
The Relationship between Teachers' and Principals' Perceptions of the Working Conditions in North Carolina Elementary Schools and Student Achievement
Mizzelle, Sylvia Jean
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Fayetteville State University
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between teachers' and principals' perceptions on the North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions Survey (TWC) and the influence this relationship had on student achievement. A quantitative research design using a Multiple Linear Regression investigated the relationship between teachers' and principals' perceptions measured by the TWC and its relationship to student achievement. Data for the study were collected using archival data from the TWC survey and EOG test data from Grades 3-5. The findings from this study revealed that: (a) the degree of congruence was related to student achievement; as congruence waxed and waned so did student achievement; (b) the source of congruence influenced the manner in which student achievement was impacted model; (c) the congruence model, although statistically significant, accounted for a small portion of the variance in student achievement; and, (d) a supplemental analysis revealed that teachers' perceptions accounted for more variation in student achievement than principals' perceptions. An implication for leadership is that although principals' perceptions are related to student achievement, teachers' perceptions account for more variation in student performance. Therefore, it is recommended that principals' have a better understanding of the TWC and how teachers' perceptions are related to student performance to promote better working conditions and test scores. [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
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina