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ERIC Number: EJ771111
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-1363-2434
Using a Structural Equation Modelling Approach (SEM) to Examine Leadership of Heads of Subject Departments (HODs) as Perceived by Principals and Vice-Principals, Heads of Subject Departments and Teachers within "School Based Management" (SBM) Secondary Schools: Some Evidence from Hong Kong
Au, Loretta; Wright, Nigel; Botton, Christopher
School Leadership & Management, v23 n4 p481-498 Nov 2003
This article reports the use of a Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) technique as a means of exploring our understanding of the leadership of Heads of Subject Departments within School Based Management (SBM) secondary schools in Hong Kong. Arguments made by Gronn (1999, 2000), Spillane et al. (2001) suggest that studies of leadership need to focus more on a distributed model rather than seeing leadership as residing solely in the titular head of the organisation. Other recent studies (Busher & Harris 1999; Harris 2001) have examined the role of middle managers. This article explores SEM as a means of offering important measurement and insight in this complex area. The structural models generated and presented support a new integrative model of the leadership activities and behaviours of the HODs within SBM secondary schools in Hong Kong. Some initial findings (Au 2003) are reported based on a return rate of 83% from a dataset of 2739 teachers, HODs, school principals and vice- principals taken from a sample of 110 government and non-government SBM secondary schools in Hong Kong.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong