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Krishnan, Aparna; Barnett, Kerry; McCormick, John; Newcombe, Geoffrey – Journal of Educational Administration, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate independent school Boards as teams using a social cognitive perspective. Specifically, the study investigated Board processes and the nature of relationships between Board member self-efficacy, Board collective efficacy and performance of independent school Boards in New South Wales, Australia.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Cognition, Investigations, Private Schools
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McCormick, John; Ayres, Paul L. – Journal of Educational Administration, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this research was to study teachers' self-efficacy and occupational stress in the context of a large-scale curriculum reform in New South Wales, Australia. The study aims to follow up and replicate a study carried out approximately one year earlier. Design/methodology/approach: A theoretical framework, primarily based on…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Curriculum Development, Self Efficacy, Educational Change
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McCormick, John; Barnett, Kerry – Journal of Educational Administration, 2008
Purpose: The purpose of this paper was to posit and test hypotheses concerned with relationships between teachers' demographics, locus of control and career stages. Design/methodology/approach: A sample consisting of 416 Australian non-executive high school teachers was gathered from 40 randomly selected high schools. Multilevel regression…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Teaching Experience
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McCormick, John; Ayres, Paul L.; Beechey, Bernice – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: The main research aim was to investigate relationships among teachers' occupational stress, coping, teacher self-efficacy and relevant teachers' perceptions of curriculum changes in a major educational reform. Design/methodology/approach: A theoretical framework that included the attribution of responsibility for stress model, aspects of…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Self Efficacy, Coping
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McCormick, John; Barnett, Kerry; Alavi, Seyyed Babak; Newcombe, Geoffrey – Journal of Educational Administration, 2006
Purpose: This paper develops a theoretical framework to guide future inquiry into board governance of independent schools. Design/methodology/approach: The authors' approach is to integrate literatures related to corporate and educational boards, motivation, leadership and group processes that are appropriate for conceptualizing independent school…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Investigations, Institutional Role, Educational Administration
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McCormick, John – Journal of Educational Administration, 1997
Explores significant differences in occupational stress between groups of public school teachers in New South Wales, Australia. Underlines the importance of differentiating between executive and classroom teachers, elementary and secondary teachers, and teachers at different career stages and geographical locations when considering stress…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Coping, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education