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ERIC Number: EJ874639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1541-6224
Gender, Professional Orientation, and Student Achievement: Elements of School Culture
White, Teresa; Martin, Barbara N.; Johnson, Judy A.
Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, v1 n4 p351-365 Oct 2003
This study explored the relationships between professional orientation (defined as how the principal sees his or her role in the organization) and school culture, the influence of gender on professional orientation, and the relationship between school culture and the academic achievement of students. One hundred principals were surveyed. Two instruments, the Professional Orientation and the School Culture Survey were completed. The results were analyzed using linear regression statistics to determine (a) gender and professional orientation effect on the factors of school culture, and (b) if factors of school culture had an effect on student success in the elementary school. Findings of this study suggested that the professional orientation of the principal does appear to have a significant effect on school culture. In addition, professional orientation choices do vary in ways that can be connected to gender. Of the six school culture factors, only learning partnership appears to have any significant effect on student achievement. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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