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A Study Of Principals' Interpersonal Behaviour And School Environment, John Cresswell Dec 1996

A Study Of Principals' Interpersonal Behaviour And School Environment, John Cresswell

Dr John Cresswell

This thesis describes a research study that investigated associations between teachers' perceptions of principals' interpersonal behaviour and psychosocial environments of secondary schools in Australia. In the past 25 years, much attention has been given to the development and use of instruments to assess the qualities of the classroom and school environment from the perspectives of students and teachers. A new instrument (the Principal Interaction Questionnaire) was developed and validated to measure principals' interpersonal behaviour as perceived by their teachers. The instrument was developed from the Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction. The teachers' perceptions of the school environments are assessed by the …