Linking principal task effectiveness to student achievement in secondary schools in the Maldives

Show simple item record Fikuree, W Meyer, F Le Fevre, D Alansari, M 2021-09-17T03:22:59Z 2021-09-17T03:22:59Z 2021-2-16
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Leadership in Education 1-18 16 Feb 2021
dc.identifier.issn 1360-3124
dc.description.abstract Little is known about the relations between principals’ effectiveness in specific leadership tasks and student achievement. The purpose of this study is to explore principal task effectiveness, as perceived by principals themselves and their senior management teams (SMTs), and to explore the associations between perceived principal task effectiveness and student achievement. This study employed an exploratory quantitative design using surveys to collect principal and SMT ratings of principal task effectiveness. In addition, grades from secondary school exit examination in Mathematics and English as a Second Language (ESL) were collected from all public secondary schools in the Maldives. An exploratory factor analysis was used to explore principal task dimensions. Hierarchical regressions were used to examine the predictive ability of principal task effectiveness and certain principal characteristics on student achievement. The analysis revealed five leadership task dimensions: School Management, Instructional Management, Teacher Quality, External Relations, and Program Development and Evaluation. The Teacher Quality dimension positively predicted student achievement in ESL. This research highlights the importance of principal task effectiveness and its link to student achievement. The findings have implications for principals’ preparation and professional learning.
dc.language en
dc.publisher Informa UK Limited
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Leadership in Education
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dc.subject 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
dc.subject 1301 Education Systems
dc.title Linking principal task effectiveness to student achievement in secondary schools in the Maldives
dc.type Journal Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/13603124.2021.1889036
pubs.begin-page 1 2021-08-26T08:56:21Z
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Informa UK Limited en
pubs.end-page 18
pubs.publication-status Published online
dc.rights.accessrights en
pubs.subtype Journal Article
pubs.elements-id 842711
dc.identifier.eissn 1464-5092 2021-2-16

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