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ERIC Number: EJ1083099
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2155-9635
Does Leadership Matter? Examining the Relationship among Transformational Leadership, School Climate, and Student Achievement
Allen, Nancy; Grigsby, Bettye; Peters, Michelle L.
International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, v10 n2 p1-22 Nov 2015
The purpose of this correlational study was to examine the relationship between transformational leadership, school climate, and student mathematics and reading achievement. Survey data were collected from a purposeful sample of elementary school principals and a convenience sample of his or her respective teachers located in a small suburban school district in southeast Texas. The Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ-5X) was used to measure the degree to which a principal displays the factors of a transformational leader based on teacher perceptions and was used by the principals surveyed to self-assess. The School Climate Inventory-Revised (SCI-R) survey was used to measure teacher perceptions of school climate. Findings indicated a positive relationship between transformational leadership and school climate. However, a relationship was not found to exist between transformational leadership and student achievement nor between school climate and student achievement. When determining whether a relationship existed between the campus principal's perceptions of their own transformational leadership qualities and his/her teachers' perceptions of those same qualities, only two out of the 25 correlations were found to be statistically significant.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A