A Comparison Between U.S. and Chinese Principal Decision-Making Power: A Measurement Perspective Based on PISA 2015

Xingyuan Gao, Jiangang Xia, Jianping Shen, Xin Ma

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Abstract

 Successful school leadership is highly contextually dependent. However, few studies focused on the comparisons of school leadership across different countries. Even among the existing studies, comparisons tend to be conducted with the assumption that the underlying factorial structure of the construct is the same. In this study, school principal’s decision-making power in 12 decision-making areas from the PISA database are compared between China and the United States. The test of measurement invariance of the construct of principal decision-making power is conducted. Findings and implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)410-425
Number of pages16
JournalChinese Education and Society
Volume51
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 3 2018

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Keywords

  • PISA
  • cross-cultural comparison
  • measurement invariance
  • principal power

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Sociology and Political Science

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