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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENTS AND SCHOOL PERFORMANCE OUTCOMES OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT, COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS, AND SCHOOL CLIMATE: A MIXED-METHODS PHENOMENOLOGICAL COMPARATIVE/CORRELATIONAL STUDY

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dc.contributor.author Martin, James P
dc.date.accessioned 2022-02-19T00:06:14Z
dc.date.available 2022-02-19T00:06:14Z
dc.date.issued 2021-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11414/3481
dc.description.abstract This study sought to add to the existing literature on school purpose and guide educational leaders as they engage their school mission statement to improve student outcomes. As a mixed-methods phenomenological comparative/correlational study, it was designed to provide an updated exploration of the contents of high school mission statements and determine the relationship between school mission statements and related performance outcomes. The researcher hypothesized he would find some themes are common across most school mission statements, while others would be less prevalent. This proved to be correct, as the qualitative research revealed 13 themes in high school mission statements: Students, Post-Secondary, Academic Achievement, Personal Development, and School Climate were the most common themes; and Physical Development, Non-Traditional Educational Model, and Recognition appeared far less frequently. The researcher expected to find a link between the presence of the measurable themes of Academic Achievement, College and Career Preparation, and School Climate in school’s mission statements and their performance data in those areas. He conducted comparative analyses using ! tests to compare the mean performance data of schools that do and do not refer to these themes in their mission statements, then performed linear correlation tests to determine whether high schools whose mission statements include more references to these themes perform better in these areas than other high schools with less references to these themes. Both quantitative measures returned the null hypothesis in all cases, and the researcher found no statistically significant link between the schools’ mission statements and their performance outcomes. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Mission statement en_US
dc.subject School performance outcomes en_US
dc.title THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENTS AND SCHOOL PERFORMANCE OUTCOMES OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT, COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS, AND SCHOOL CLIMATE: A MIXED-METHODS PHENOMENOLOGICAL COMPARATIVE/CORRELATIONAL STUDY en_US


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