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ERIC Number: EJ971316
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0951-354X
Examining Culture and Performance at Different Middle School Level Structures
Gomez, Martin Omar; Marcoulides, George A.; Heck, Ronald H.
International Journal of Educational Management, v26 n2 p205-222 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to propose and test a model of school culture and examine data from schools in Southern California to identify educationally important aspects of teacher-perceived cultural variables and how these perceptions differentially impact school performance in K-8 and middle school structures. Design/methodology/approach: Data were collected using a sample of 628 teachers from 59 schools (17 K-8 schools and 42 middle schools) in five different schools districts in Southern California. The proposed model was tested using structural equation modeling techniques. Findings: The proposed model was determined to fit the data well. The theoretical and practical implications of the model concerning culture and school performance within the framework of educational management and school configuration are discussed. Originality/value: This paper identifies educationally important aspects of teacher-perceived cultural variables and how they impact school performance, and also it discusses the theoretical and practical implications of the proposed model. (Contains 6 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California