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ERIC Number: ED557570
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 89
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3038-8225-8
Relationship between Leadership Styles of High School Teachers, Principals, and Assistant Principals and Their Attitudes toward School Wide Positive Behavior and Support Implementation
Lampton-Holmes, Geneva Cosweler
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Southern Mississippi
The purpose of this study was to determine if seventh through twelfth grade educators' attitudes towards School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS) are affected based on their gender, years of experience, school discipline policy, leadership style, and knowledge of SWPBS. Through an online survey, an analysis of the leadership style and knowledge of SWPBS of Mississippi teachers and administrators was conducted. Other variables included the school discipline policy and participants' gender and years of experience. The study found that knowledge of SWPBS and school discipline policy had a significant impact on the educators' attitudes towards SWPBS. Leadership style, gender, and years of experience did not have a significant impact on the educators' attitudes towards SWPBS. All five variables predicted 58.6% of the change in the educators' attitudes. According to Scott, Park, Swain-Bradway, and Landers (2007), SWPBS creates a safe, productive learning environment. This is done through interventions designed to improve behavior and consistent feedback. Individualized instruction is designed for students that continue to demonstrate inappropriate behavior (Scott et al., 2007). [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; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 8; Grade 9; High Schools; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mississippi