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ERIC Number: EJ1158085
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2158-9232
Perceptions of School Climate and Culture
Barkley, Brian; Lee, David; Eadens, Daniel
eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, Fall 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between Leader in Me schools teachers' perceptions of culture, climate, and discipline referrals during the 2010-11 school year. Primary data were obtained from 172 teacher-reported surveys, from nine schools in three districts in Florida and Mississippi. A MANOVA analysis was used to determine whether a relationship existed between the dependent variable, discipline referrals, and the independent variables using The School Culture Survey and The Revised School Level Environment Questionnaire. Results indicated Leader in Me schools had teachers that perceived culture as high in a number of factors including professional development, unity of purpose, and collegial support. In Leader in Me schools there was a statistically significant difference in school climate: F (5,166) = 2.655, p = 0.024 and with discipline referrals F (11, 88) = 6.825, p<0.001, R[superscript 2] = 0.460.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi; Florida
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: School Level Environment Questionnaire
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