The purpose of this study was to determine whether a relationship exists between the leadership styles of principals and teacher turnover rates. The population sample consisted of teachers in two South Carolina school districts. The research sought to enhance understanding of various principal leadership styles while addressing issues pertinent to the job satisfaction of teachers. Three survey instruments were administered to collect data---the Teacher Follow-Up Survey to identify educator rationale behind remaining in or leaving the teaching profession; the Leader Behavior Description Questionnaire to identify the leadership styles of the respective school principals; and a demographical questionnaire to collect information related to the age and gender of participating teachers, as well as the number of years they have been in the teaching profession. The survey data were coded, scored, and analyzed using a computer statistical software system. Descriptive data such as standard deviations and means were used to summarize the survey responses. Descriptive statistics summarized the demographical characteristics of the teacher participants, while correlation analysis tested the relationship between the variables of interest.The goals of the study were to produce relevant data that useful in assessing the relationship between teacher job satisfaction and retention in similar school districts, as well as in examine the leadership styles of principals who promote theanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Relationship Between Leadership Styles of School Principals and Teacher Retention|
|Author||:||LaTasha M. Harris|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|