ERIC Number: EJ1163707
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Transformational School Leadership and Teacher Self-Efficacy as Predictors of Perceived Collective Teacher Efficacy
Ninkovic, Stefan R.; Kneževic Floric, Olivera C.
Educational Management Administration & Leadership, v46 n1 p49-64 Jan 2018
Although scholars have acknowledged the role of collaborative relationships of teachers in improving the quality of instruction, teacher collective efficacy continues to be a neglected construct in educational research. The purpose of this paper is to explore the relations between transformational school leadership, teacher self-efficacy and perceived collective teacher efficacy, using a sample of 120 permanent secondary-school teachers in Serbia, whose average age was 42.5. The results of the hierarchical regression analysis showed that transformational school leadership and teacher self-efficacy were independent predictors of teacher collective efficacy. The research findings also showed that individually-focused transformational leadership contributed significantly to an explanation of collective efficiency after controlling specific predictor effects of group-focused dimensions of transformational leadership. It is argued that the results have a double meaning. First, this study expanded the understanding of the relationship between different dimensions of transformational school leadership and collective teacher efficacy. Second, a contribution of teacher self-efficacy to collective efficacy beliefs was established, confirming the assumptions of social cognitive theory on reciprocal causality between two types of perceived efficacy: individual and collective.
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Instructional Leadership, Self Efficacy, Predictor Variables, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, Educational Research, Social Cognition, Teacher Surveys, Statistical Analysis, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Serbia
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