Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

1345

Date

2015

Date of Award

4-22-2015

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Education

Major

Instr and Curr Leadership

Concentration

Instruction and Curriculum

Committee Chair

Duane Giannangelo

Committee Member

Byford Jeffrey

Committee Member

William Hunter

Committee Member

George Relyea

Abstract

With increasing pressures to improve student performance, schools are in need of ways to positively affect student achievement. The concept of organizational health, which includes academic emphasis, teacher affiliation, resource support, administrative leadership, and institutional integrity, offers educators an opportunity to gauge the climate of their building and in turn positively affect academic outcomes. Using Hoy and Tarter's (1997) concept of organizational health in elementary schools as a conceptual framework, this study undertook a quantitative approach to examine the relationship between school climate factors and student achievement gains and decreases using Independent t-tests. Quantitative analyis revealed a significant relationship between academic emphasis, teacher affiliation, resource influence, administrative leadership and student achievement gains and decreases with p-value<0.01.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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