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ERIC Number: EJ1098005
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1083-6470
Students' High School Organizational Leadership Opportunities and Their Influences on Academic Achievement and Civic Participation
Elemen, Jennifer E.
Journal of Research in Education, v25 n2 p4-18 2015
The purpose of this quantitative study was to analyze high school leadership praxis for its inclusion of students in organizational leadership dialogue and decision-making and the influences of these factors on student achievement and civic participation. Survey questionnaire data were provided by 215 full-time enrolled undergraduate students from a public Southeastern university. Using social design theory and distributed leadership theory as the theoretical foundation, principal component analysis, regression analysis, and a t-test were conducted to develop a valid and reliable survey instrument and analyze the data. The components of organizational leadership dialogue and decision-making found to influence student achievement and civic participation were: providing students with opportunities to consider, discuss, and engage in dialogue concerning different stakeholders' diverse views and values, and to have involvement in decision-making for the school; the school having an effective committee structure; school leaders facilitating effective communication; and stakeholders having an appropriate level of autonomy in decision-making.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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