Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Team Captain: A Quantitative Study Examining the Relationship between Extracurricular and/or Co-Curricular Participation and Leadership Styles of Beginning Superintendents
by Poyser, Shawn, Ed.D., Lindenwood University, 2016, 158; 10172525
Abstract (Summary)

This mixed-methods study was conducted to determine if there was a significant relationship between extracurricular and/or co-curricular participation and leadership styles of beginning superintendents in the state of Missouri. First-year superintendents from 63 school districts in Missouri were invited to participate in the study, and 28 participated. The first instrumentation used in the research was a Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire 5X Short Form, created by Bass and Avolio (2004), consisting of 45 leadership style questions and was administered on-line through Mind Garden, Ltd. In addition to the MLQ 5X-Short, participants were invited to complete a second survey created by the researcher, the Profile of Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Participation Questionnaire, was administered on-line through Survey Monkey and consisted of nine demographic and background questions. This particular survey also asked participants to identify past involvement in extracurricular and/or co-curricular activities and to answer three open-ended questions regarding their perceptions of the impact, if any, of those activities on their leadership experiences. The quantitative and qualitative data indicated many of the first-year superintendents had participated in extracurricular and co-curricular activities in high school and/or college. Many participants also reported they believed these activities had made a significant impact on their lives, including leadership skills.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Elder, Jodi
Commitee: Caffey, Randy, Wolfe, Terry
School: Lindenwood University
Department: Education
School Location: United States -- Missouri
Source: DAI-A 78/05(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational leadership, School administration
Keywords: Leadership skills, Leadership style
Publication Number: 10172525
ISBN: 9781369272833
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