Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Faculty perceptions of organizational leadership at Christian colleges and universities with missions of servant leadership
by Palmer, Marila Dollahite, Ph.D., Dallas Baptist University, 2011, 225; 3503561
Abstract (Summary)

This study examined differences in faculty perceptions of organizational leadership at Christian institutions with servant leadership missions. The study evaluated faculty members' perceptions based on the independent variables of employment status (full- or part-time/adjunct), number of years employed at the institution, and attendance at an orientation about mission. A sample of 860 faculty members from 11 institutions participated in the online Organizational Leadership Assessment (OLA) measuring the servant leadership dimensions of Values People, Develops People, Builds Community, Displays Authenticity, Provides Leadership, Shares Leadership, and the Overall score. An independent samples t test indicated that part-time faculty participants hold significantly higher perceptions of organizational leadership's alignment with the six dimensions and overall. A one-way analysis of variance measured differences in three ranges of years employed at the institution: 0 to 5 years; 6 to 15 years; and more than 15 years. The ANOVA indicated that perceptions for faculty with the fewest years of experience were significantly higher than those with the greatest number of years of experience for all six dimensions and overall. For some dimensions, faculty perceptions in the range of 0 to 5 years were significantly higher than those in the 6 to 15 years range. For some dimensions, perceptions in the 6 to 15 years range were significantly higher than those in the range of more than 15 years. An independent samples t test indicated that attendance at an orientation about mission made no significant difference in faculty perceptions for any of the dimensions of servant leadership and overall.

Keywords: Christian college, university, mission, servant leadership, full-time faculty, adjunct, years employed

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Hedin, Norma S.
Commitee: Gregory, Rick, Linam, Gail
School: Dallas Baptist University
Department: Gary Cook Graduate School of Leadership
School Location: United States -- Texas
Source: DAI-A 73/08(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Higher Education Administration, Educational leadership, Higher education
Keywords: Christian, Christian education, College, Faculty, Mission, Organizational leadership, Servant leadership, University
Publication Number: 3503561
ISBN: 9781267272263
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