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ERIC Number: EJ960185
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1098-3007
The Relationship between Principal Leadership Skills and School-Wide Positive Behavior Support: An Exploratory Study
Richter, Mary Miller; Lewis, Timothy J.; Hagar, John
Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, v14 n2 p69-77 Apr 2012
This study investigated key principal leadership skills associated with socially proactive school environments and examined the relationship between School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS) implementation and increased evidence of those skills. Findings indicated the following: (a) certified staff members and principals from all schools rated the importance of each of the 31 skills as high; (b) principals in SWPBS schools received significantly higher ratings associated with behavior management effectiveness; and (c) principals from SWPBS and non-PBS schools received relatively equivalent ratings in regard to transformational and managerial skills. SWPBS-certified staff respondents indicated statistically significantly greater rates of job satisfaction than did those in non-PBS schools. Implications for future research are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004; No Child Left Behind Act 2001