Date of Graduation
College of Education and Human Services
Curriculum & Instruction/Literacy Studies
Joy Faini Saab.
This study, using the Superintendent Efficacy Questionnaire (Devono, Diaz & Callejo Perez, 2008), compared 413 West Virginian K--12 superintendents', principals' and teachers' perceptions of 6 superintendent leadership components: staff development administration, communication of mission, curriculum/instruction expertise, collaboration with the school board, consensus-building ability, and political bearing.;A Kruskal-Wallis test produced significant results for 2 components: the superintendent's ability to (a) clearly articulate a mission that establishes direction/priorities for the system (chi2 = 10.99; df = 2; p = 0.004), and (b) work with the local school within the budget (chi2 = 7.260; df = 2; p = 0.027). Related sample t tests resulted in no significant differences in teachers' perceptions of their superintendent and their principal's perceptions of the superintendent.
Devono, Frank D., "Superintendent efficacy investigation of a six -component leadership framework for developing effective learning environments" (2009). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 2919.