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A study to determine the relationship between the leadership styles of career technical directors and school climate as perceived by teachers [electronic resource] /

by Blatt, Dennis A.

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A Study to Determine the Relationship Between the Leadership Styles of Career Technical Directors and School Climate as Perceived by Teachers by Dennis A. Blatt This study examined the relationships between transformational leadership, transactional leadership, laissez-faire leadership and school climate as perceived by teachers in Ohio secondary joint vocational schools. A one-shot case study research design investigated these relationships and also examined the relationship between leadership styles and school climate based on gender. The Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire 5x and the CFK Ltd. School Climate Profile were mailed to a randomly selected sample of 345 teachers; responses were received from 201 (58.3%) of the teachers. Data analysis identified a statistically significant positive relationship between transformational leadership and school climate. A statistically significant negative relationship was found between laissez-faire leadership and school climate. No statistically significant relationship was found between transactional leadership and school climate. A positive relationship was identified between transformational leadership and school climate for both female and male directors. A statistically significant positive relationship was found between transactional leadership and school climate for male directors, however no relationship was found between transactional leadership and school climate for female directors. A statistically significant negative relationship was found between laissez-faire leadership and school climate for both female and male directors.
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School:West Virginia University

School Location:USA - West Virginia

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:educational leadership vocational education

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