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Author shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Journal from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, expenses (including attorneys fees and expert costs, penalties, fees, if any arising from enforcement of this Agreement and/or related to claims of infringement of copyrights or proprietary rights allegedly contained in the Article , or resulting from a claim of defamation, obscenity, or invasion of privacy based upon or arising out of the publication of the Article or any other breach of warranty as set forth in No. 1.</p> (Kristin Villanueva) (Savannah Lake) Thu, 17 Nov 2022 17:39:21 +0000 OJS 60 Table of Contents Kristin Villanueva Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Applied Educational and Policy Research Thu, 17 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Relating Principals’ Invitational Leadership to Teacher Job Satisfaction and Principal Effectiveness in High-Poverty Rural Elementary Schools <h1>Abstract</h1> <p>Despite a third of students in the United States attending rural schools, research concerning rural school leadership is sparse. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between rural school principals’ Invitational Leadership and teacher satisfaction as well as teacher perceptions of principals’ effectiveness. Multiple regression was used to model these relationships while considering possible interactions with school academic performance level (low- or high- performing). A total of 240 teachers from 23 rural, Title I elementary schools completed a leadership survey. The 49-item instrument measures leaders’ Invitational Leadership behaviors as well as teachers’ job satisfaction and teacher perceptions of the principals’ effectiveness. Results indicated significant positive relationships between both teacher job satisfaction and teacher perception of principal effectiveness and principals’ Invitational Leadership. However, the strength of the teacher satisfaction-Invitational Leadership relationship was dependent on a school’s academic performance level with a significantly stronger relationship found in high-performing schools.</p> <h1>Keywords: school leadership, rural schools, invitational leadership, caring school leadership</h1> Rebecca Shore, Matthew Younis, Jamie Kudlats, Jillian LaSerna, Jim Watson, Kyle Cox Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Applied Educational and Policy Research Thu, 17 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0000