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Personal empowerment, efficacy, and environmental characteristics

Jennifer L. Edwards (The Fielding Institute, Evergreen, Colorado, USA)
Kathy E. Green (University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA, and)
Cherie A. Lyons (University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA)

Journal of Educational Administration

ISSN: 0957-8234

Article publication date: 1 February 2002



Examines the personal empowerment and efficacy of teachers, and relates these constructs to environmental characteristics in order to provide information for principals to assist teachers in personal growth. Presents multiple regressions for the Vincenz empowerment scale with The School Culture Survey, teacher efficacy scale, learner‐centered battery, paragraph vompletion method, as well as for satisfaction and age‐related variables. Multiple Rs were low to moderate for all variables except for the paragraph completion method, which were nonsignificant. Significant predictors of personal empowerment were administrator professional treatment of teachers, reflective self‐awareness, honoring of student voice, personal teaching efficacy, and satisfaction with teaching as a career. Presents strategies for principals to use in helping teachers increase in empowerment.



Edwards, J.L., Green, K.E. and Lyons, C.A. (2002), "Personal empowerment, efficacy, and environmental characteristics", Journal of Educational Administration, Vol. 40 No. 1, pp. 67-86.




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