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ERIC Number: EJ888551
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
Educational Leadership: The Effects of Perceived Support, Organization-Based Self-Esteem, and Citizenship Behaviors on Student Performance
Twigg, Nicholas W.
Journal of School Leadership, v18 n3 p256-277 May 2008
It is important to retain qualified teachers in any educational environment. This is especially true for teachers who work in a structured environment fraught with administrative, logistical, and political challenges. The principal is responsible for providing a supportive educational environment, which is necessary for an atmosphere where the teacher feels comfortable. This study suggests that leadership style influences the citizenship behaviors of teachers and student performance through a covenantal model that goes beyond economic, social, and psychological exchange models. Leadership style is measured with a triangulated design where the principal's self-reported leadership style is compared with administrators' and teachers' evaluations so that a top-down and bottom-up measure of leadership style is assessed. The covenantal model also shows a significant positive relationship to student performance as measured by the objective state assessment scores. Limitations of the study, implications for administrators, and directions for future research issues are discussed. (Contains 4 tables and 4 figures.)
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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
IES Cited: ED561940