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ERIC Number: EJ983440
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 78
ISSN: ISSN-1741-1432
The Influence Personality and Leader Behaviours Have on Teacher Self-Leadership in Vocational Colleges
Marshall, Glenn; Kiffin-Petersen, Sandra; Soutar, Geoffrey
Educational Management Administration & Leadership, v40 n6 p707-723 Nov 2012
Teacher self-leadership includes a set of individual cognitive and behavioural strategies that, when practised together, can lead to improved performance. This study examines the influence personality and leader behaviours have on teacher self-leadership in a vocational education and training setting. Survey data from 418 teachers from an Australian college of vocational education and training showed that generalized self-efficacy and conscientiousness were positive predictors of self-leadership. Transformational leader behaviours also positively influenced teacher self-leadership, although to a lesser degree. The results suggest improving teachers' self-efficacy is associated with increased self-management, greater intrinsic enjoyment from work and more constructive thought patterns. Training in transformational leader behaviours, such as articulating a vision, high performance expectations, individualized consideration and intellectual stimulation may also facilitate teacher self-leadership in vocational colleges. (Contains 3 tables.)
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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
Identifiers - Location: Australia