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ERIC Number: ED569821
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 112
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3039-6119-9
Self-Identified Servant Leadership Traits Valued by Elementary Teachers in an Urban Wisconsin School District
Thompson, Christopher S.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Edgewood College
Teachers exhibit leadership behaviors of a service nature in their collaborative work with fellow educators. When additional school staff follow the teacher's example by engaging in servant leadership behaviors, a chain-like reaction or virtuous effect may occur. The researcher hypothesized that significant levels of agreement for servant leadership traits for elementary teachers at high- and low-performing Title I schools. The hypothesis was tested using Page and Wong's 2003 Servant Leadership Profile--as the measurement instrument. Teacher responses revealed a statistically significant level of disagreement for the servant leadership trait of Power and Pride, including Vulnerability and Humility. Schools of Recognition teachers had a greater need to control their classroom environment and reputation when compared to teachers from Focus and Priority Schools. The researcher recommended that all teachers within the school district receive professional development addressing means to decrease self-identification perception with the servant leadership trait of Power and Pride. In addition, the researcher recommended that teachers from Focus and Priority Schools receive additional professional development on creating a school vision and mission. [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 Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin