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ERIC Number: EJ1023235
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0924-3453
Self-Other Agreement as an Alternative Perspective of School Leadership Analysis: An Exploratory Study
Devos, Geert; Hulpia, Hester; Tuytens, Melissa; Sinnaeve, Ilse
School Effectiveness and School Improvement, v24 n3 p296-315 2013
This study explores the relationship between self-awareness of school leaders and variables related to school culture and change. We used the self-other rating agreement model of Atwater and Yammarino (1997) as an indication of school leader self-awareness. Based on the difference between their own leadership rating and the teachers' rating, school leaders were grouped in 4 categories: over-estimators, under-estimators, in-agreement/good leaders, and in-agreement/poor leaders. In 3 independent studies on school policy, we analyzed the relation between the self-other rating categories and school culture and change variables. Data revealed that mainly under-estimators were associated with higher levels of school culture and change. No differences were found between under-estimators and in-agreement leaders. The analysis of school leaders' self-awareness--defined as agreement between self and other leadership ratings--is an important perspective. As for practical implications, especially over-estimators should become more aware of how their teachers perceive them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium
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