ERIC Number: EJ1137597
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
The Relationship between Administrative Leadership Behaviors and Teacher Retention in Christian Schools
Jones, Deana; Watson, Scott B.
Journal of Research on Christian Education, v26 n1 p44-55 2017
The purpose of this correlational study was to determine if there is a relationship between the principal's consideration or initiating structure leadership behaviors and teacher retention in the American Association of Christian Schools (AACS). A random sample of 100 teachers from the American Association of Christian Schools participated in the study. Pearson correlations were conducted to determine if there were any statistically significant relationships between the principals' behaviors and teacher retention. The results of analysis yielded a non-significant correlation of leader's consideration behaviors and teacher retention and a significant negative correlation of a leader's initiating structure behaviors and teacher retention.
Descriptors: Administrator Behavior, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Styles, Teacher Persistence, Christianity, Correlation, Principals, Statistical Significance, Private Schools, Questionnaires, Predictor Variables, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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