Journal of Educational Leadership in Action


Recent educational research has focused on the Covid-19 impact on students, both educationally and emotionally. Researchers have even begun studying the impact of the pandemic on teachers with virtual instruction; however, very little research exists on the Covid-19 impact on principals. The purpose of this research is to study the impact of Covid-19 on P-12 principals. Specifically, the focus of the mixed-method study is studying the pandemic’s impact on principal self-efficacy. The study aims to answer the following research questions: 1. What impact has the Covid-19 Pandemic had on principal self-efficacy 2. Are there any unintended consequences from the pandemic that have impacted the principalship? Results show that principals experienced a considerable drop in confidence levels when transitioning from a brick-and-mortal environment to the virtual environment. However, the prolonged nature of the pandemic provided the time and forced principals to improve their leadership practices.

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