The impact of director’s leadership style and gender on secondary school climate in Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand

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Lohwithee, Witsarut (2010) The impact of director’s leadership style and gender on secondary school climate in Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand. Other Degree thesis, Victoria University.

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to examine task-oriented and socially-oriented leadership patterns in public secondary school directors in Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand. This analysis was conducted to determine if leadership orientation as well as gender-based leadership behaviours were related to school climate. Surveys, questionnaires and interviews were used to obtain data from directors and teachers. Utilisation of cross case study research analysis and qualitative data indicated that gender based leadership traits, rather than administrator gender, appeared to be associated with school climate. This research suggests that an effective instructional leader, at the secondary level, is fundamental to the teaching and learning process. Quality educational leadership promotes positive school climates for teacher satisfaction and student achievement. Research studies have focused upon possible determinants for school climates.

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Doctor of Education

Item type Thesis (Other Degree thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15994
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1608 Sociology
Historical > FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
Keywords leadership, leadership style, gender, gender studies, school directors, secondary schools, principals, secondary education, school climate, school culture, teaching environment, learning environment, education environment, educational environment, social environment, Bangkok, Thailand, Thai
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