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Perceptions of task interdependence and functional leadership in schools

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Abstract


  • The context of the research was senior leadership teams in schools in Australia. The study investigated relationships between task interdependence, psychological collectivism, self-efficacy for teamwork, and team member perceptions of leadership functions. A cross-sectional and correlational research design was employed. Fifty-seven senior leadership teams composed of principals and senior teachers within two Catholic education systems in New South Wales, Australia, participated in the study. Data were collected from an online survey completed by senior leadership team members and analyzed using multilevel data analysis strategies. The findings suggest the extent of functional leadership was positively related to perceived task interdependence.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Barnett, K. & McCormick, J. (2016). Perceptions of task interdependence and functional leadership in schools. Small Group Research: an international journal of theory, investigation and application, 47 (3), 279-302.

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  • 2-s2.0-84966480722

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3182&context=sspapers

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Number Of Pages


  • 23

Start Page


  • 279

End Page


  • 302

Volume


  • 47

Issue


  • 3

Abstract


  • The context of the research was senior leadership teams in schools in Australia. The study investigated relationships between task interdependence, psychological collectivism, self-efficacy for teamwork, and team member perceptions of leadership functions. A cross-sectional and correlational research design was employed. Fifty-seven senior leadership teams composed of principals and senior teachers within two Catholic education systems in New South Wales, Australia, participated in the study. Data were collected from an online survey completed by senior leadership team members and analyzed using multilevel data analysis strategies. The findings suggest the extent of functional leadership was positively related to perceived task interdependence.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Barnett, K. & McCormick, J. (2016). Perceptions of task interdependence and functional leadership in schools. Small Group Research: an international journal of theory, investigation and application, 47 (3), 279-302.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84966480722

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3182&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2181

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 23

Start Page


  • 279

End Page


  • 302

Volume


  • 47

Issue


  • 3