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ERIC Number: EJ914879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
ISSN: ISSN-1097-9638
Correlational Analysis of Servant Leadership and School Climate
Black, Glenda Lee
Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, v13 n4 p437-466 Jun 2010
The purpose of this mixed-method research study was to determine the extent that servant leadership was correlated with perceptions of school climate to identify whether there was a relationship between principals' and teachers' perceived practice of servant leadership and of school climate. The study employed a mixed-method approach by first administering two validated quantitative instruments: Laub's (1998) Organizational Leadership Assessment (OLA) measured the perceived servant leadership in the schools and Hoy, Tarter, & Kottkamp's (1991) Organizational Climate Description Questionnaire-Revised (OCDQ-RE) measured the school's climate. These instruments were administered to a randomly selected sample of 231 full-time teachers and 15 principals working in a Catholic school board in Ontario. Upon completion of the quantitative data analysis, focus group interviews were conducted with 10% of the sample. The data revealed a significant positive correlation between servant leadership and school climate. (Contains 9 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Organizational Climate Description Questionnaire