Academic optimism and organizational climate as predictors of academic achievement and school effectiveness

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dc.contributor Tarter, Clemens John
dc.contributor Dantzler, John A.
dc.contributor Johnson, Bob L.
dc.contributor Arredondo, Daisy E.
dc.contributor.advisor Mitchell, Roxanne M.
dc.contributor.author Vaux, Nicole Danielle
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T17:22:11Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T17:22:11Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0001821
dc.identifier.other Vaux_alatus_0004D_12323
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/2262
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract An investigation into the relationship of organizational climate and academic optimism as predictors of student achievement and school effectiveness was conducted. De-identified secondary data from 67 elementary schools in the Northern portion of Alabama were used. The instrumentation for this study included School Academic Optimism Survey (SAOS), Organizational Climate Index (OCI), the Index of Perceived Organizational Effectiveness (IPOE) which is now known as the SE Index (School Effectiveness Index), a composite score for Academic Achievement (AA), and socioeconomic status (SES). Ordinary Least Squares Block Regression method was used to test the effects of the independent variables separately and together on school effectiveness and academic achievement. The results suggested that all variables had a moderate correlation with each other. Also, when controlling for SES both optimism and climate served as independent predictors for achievement and effectiveness. When entered into a regression model together while controlling for SES, climate predicted achievement while optimism did not. This was likely due to the small sample size as compared to the number of predictors in the model. Both climate and optimism served as predictors for effectiveness when in the regression model. The results of this study lend further support to the importance of School Academic Optimism and Organizational Climate as predictors of academic achievement and organizational effectiveness.
dc.format.extent 181 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Educational administration
dc.subject.other Educational leadership
dc.subject.other Organization theory
dc.title Academic optimism and organizational climate as predictors of academic achievement and school effectiveness
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.discipline Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ph.D.


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