This study sought to investigate the effect of leadership styles on school organizational health and organizational climate as perceived by teachers in small rural high schools in South Texas. Specifically, this study examined different leadership styles to determine if a correlation existed in relation to organizational health and organizational climate. The study consisted of a small sample size in which three high schools participated. The instruments used to conduct the research study included Leadership Practices Inventory-Observer (LPI), which measured teachers’ perceptions of administrative leadership styles (Kouzes & Posner, 2013); the Organizational Health Inventory for Secondary Schools (OHI-S), which measured the organizational health of the organization (Hoy, Tarter, & Kottkamp, 1991); and Organizational Climate Descriptive Questionnaire for Secondary Schools (OCDQ-RS), which measured teacher and administrative behavior (Hoy et al., 1991). Several MANOVA statistics were performed to determine if there were differences between the independent variable (leadership styles) on dependent variables (organizational health and climate constructs). While this was a small sample size, no significant differences were found; however, some moderate effect sizes were found in five of the eight multivariate tests.
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