Date of Award
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Educational Administration and Supervision
Dr. Kay A. Keiser
Dr. Elliot Ostler
Dr. Jeanne Surface
Quality induction programming for novice principals should promote experiences that build self-efficacy (Tschannen-Moran & Gareis, 2007). Critical induction experiences are necessary to prepare school leaders for the increasing demands of the role. In the ever-changing world of public education, the importance of high-impact experiences for new principals has never been more critical than it is today.
The purpose of this qualitative study is to explore the experiences that develop feelings of self-efficacy in novice elementary principals. A descriptive approach was used to examine the perspectives of seven practicing elementary principals at various stages of their careers. Results from the study suggest feelings of self-efficacy increased when study participants described experiences related to four themes: Collective Teacher Efficacy, Positive School Culture, Supportive Relationships, and Emotional Self-Awareness.
Meyers, Rebecca C., "What Makes an Efficacious Elementary Principal? A Qualitative Study" (2020). Educational Leadership Theses, Dissertations, and Student Creative Activity. 1.