Leadership styles, range, and adaptability of principals in North Carolina's exemplary elementary schools

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James Terry Hall (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
H. C. Hudgins, Jr.

Abstract: The purpose of this research was to ascertain the basic leadership style, style range and style adaptability of principals administering exemplary elementary schools in North Carolina during the 1986-1987 school year. The effect of four independent variables—the gender, the age, the race, and the number of years of teaching experience of the teacher—on the style perceived were also examined. Data were collected from 114 teachers and four principals employed in four North Carolina elementary schools selected as exemplary in 1986 by the United States Department of Education's Elementary School Recognition Program. The instruments used to collect teachers' and principals' perceptions were the LEAD Self/Other instruments developed by Paul Hersey and Kenneth Blanchard. Data revealed that the basic leadership behavior of exemplary principals was Style 2, the Coaching style. Their style range was shown to consist of the Style 1-2-3 range of Directing, Coaching, and Supporting leadership styles. Style adaptability ranged from +5 to +18 on the effectiveness scale.

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Language: English
Date: 1988
Elementary school principals $z North Carolina

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