ERIC Number: EJ1092743
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Transformational Leadership Related to School Climate: A Multi-Level Analysis
McCarley, Troy A.; Peters, Michelle L.; Decman, John M.
Educational Management Administration & Leadership, v44 n2 p322-342 Mar 2016
Across the nation, quality leadership and positive school climate are critical to the success of every principal, student, and school. As a result, this study examined the relationship between teacher perceptions of the degree to which a principal displays the factors of transformational leadership and the perceived school climate. A purposeful sample of 399 teachers, representing five high schools in a large urban school district in southeast Texas, were administered the "Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire" to assess his or her principal in terms of being a transformational leader and the "Organizational Climate Description Questionnaire for Secondary Schools" to evaluate the climate of his or her respective school. The results of the HLM analysis indicated that there was a correlation between transformational leadership and the supportive, engaged, and frustrated elements of a school's climate.
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Educational Environment, High Schools, Urban Schools, School Districts, Questionnaires, Leadership Styles, Principals, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Correlation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Surveys, Statistical Significance
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire; Organizational Climate Description Questionnaire