Perspectives of ten Midwestern K-8 women administrators on their leadership practices

Teresa Karen Anderson, Fayetteville State University


The purpose of this study was to examine the leadership practices of women administrators in K-8 public schools. The research study involved the interviewing of ten women administrators in a Midwestern state and examining their self-perceived leadership practices. In particular, the study sought to investigate the major leadership practices of these women administrators as to their practices they believed necessary to bring about change in schools; and, if any similarities existed between their personal leadership styles and derived from the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI-SELF). Data were collected through personal interviews to determine if collaboration, communication and building capacity were used constructively to achieve success. Analysis of the data generated showed that the participants believed that not only did leadership goals of collaboration, communication, and building capacity achieve their desired goals but added accountability as necessary to bring about change in their schools—all leadership practices which formulate a concept of collective action within a school.

Subject Area

Educational leadership|Education|Elementary education

Recommended Citation

Anderson, Teresa Karen, "Perspectives of ten Midwestern K-8 women administrators on their leadership practices" (2016). ETD Collection for Fayetteville State University. AAI10610441.