Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Faculty member perceptions of academic leadership styles at private colleges
by Gidman, Lori Kathleen, Ed.D., Indiana Wesleyan University, 2013, 154; 3615559
Abstract (Summary)

The leadership style of academic leaders was studied through the eyes of faculty members. This empirical study looked at faculty perceptions of academic leadership with the use of a numerical survey as the basis for observation. Faculty members at six private liberal arts institutions completed the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) in regards to their academic leader. The MLQ looked at the full range of leadership and identified what types of leadership were being utilized: laissez-faire, transactional, or transformational. The interactions between leadership style and of span of control, gender of the leader, and gender of the faculty member were investigated. Statistical procedures were used to test the null and research hypotheses for statistical significance. Findings indicated that academic leaders used leadership styles differently when compared to MLQ historical norms, and male leaders used transformational leadership more often than female leaders.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Drury, Sharon
Commitee: Fuller, James, Tweedell, Cynthia
School: Indiana Wesleyan University
Department: Organizational Leadership
School Location: United States -- Indiana
Source: DAI-A 75/07(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Higher Education Administration, Educational leadership, Gender studies
Keywords: College faculty, Faculty chairperson, Higher education, Leadership styles, Multifactor leadership questionnaire, Private colleges
Publication Number: 3615559
ISBN: 9781303815799
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