ERIC Number: EJ969777
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
Does the Gender of School Personnel Influence Perceptions of Leadership?
Guramatunhu-Mudiwa, Precious; Bolt, Les L.
School Leadership & Management, v32 n3 p261-277 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the gender of school building leaders (principals and assistant principals), teachers (including intervention specialist, vocational, literacy specialist, special education teacher, etc.) and other school-based roles (school counsellor, school psychologist, social worker, library media, etc.) influences the perceptions of leadership as measured by the Teacher Working Conditions (2008) Survey conducted in North Carolina Public Schools. The study used analysis of variance techniques on a sample that had been selected through data-mining and propensity score-matching techniques to minimise the effects of disparate cell sizes and multicollinearity of confounding variables with gender. The study revealed that the gender of the respondent did not have a significant difference on teacher perceptions of leadership among public schools in North Carolina although the role of the respondent was significant across all dimensions. The interaction effects between gender and role of the respondents were significant on the major dimensions of leadership (School Leadership and Educator Leadership). An examination of the marginal means for the interaction effects indicated that females in instructional and administrative roles had higher scores on leadership variables than males, but females had lower scores than males in the other roles. (Contains 2 figures and 3 tables.)
Descriptors: Public Schools, Females, Leadership Qualities, Interaction, Statistical Analysis, Gender Differences, Influences, Assistant Principals, Teachers, School Personnel, Teaching Conditions, Teacher Attitudes, Role, Correlation, Feedback (Response)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina