A Multivariate Analysis Of School Administrator And Teacher Perceptions Of School Climate

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A MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR AND TEACHER PERCEPTIONS OF SCHOOL CLIMATE by Clyde Reginald Alston Liberty University A Dissertation Presented in Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Education Liberty University 2015 A MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR AND TEACHER PERCEPTIONS OF SCHOOL CLIMATE by Clyde Reginald Alston A Dissertation Presented in Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Education Liberty University Lynchburg, VA 2015 APPROVED BY: Kenneth Gossett, Ph.D., Committee Chair Lisa Schlabra, Ph.D., Committee Member Charles K. Smith, Ph.D., Committee Member Scott Watson, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Advanced Programs ABSTRACT A school’s climate either positively or negatively affects teaching and learning within the school. School administrators have the responsibility to ensure the school climate supports learning. This responsibility can be met only when school leaders have an accurate understanding of climate in the schools they serve. This causal-comparative study examines administrators’ and teachers’ perceptions of school climate among the academic, social, affective and physical domains of school climate, using the revised School Level Environment Questionnaire (R-SLEQ). Data are examined using multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) to determine whether statistically significant differences in climate perceptions exist between administrators and

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