Public health leaders lead a diverse workforce and organizations that are comprehensive in their breadth and scope of services. The purpose of this descriptive quantitative study was to describe the transformational and transactional leadership behaviors of federal public health leaders, their coaching practices, and the relationship between those leadership and coaching behaviors. Researcher recruited a convenience sample of 91 U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) officers from training events between March-July 2014. Participants self-selected to voluntarily complete an internet-based survey comprising a researcher-designed questionnaire, the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire 5X Form, and Get Fit for Coaching self-assessment. The first two research questions related to leadership and coaching behaviors were analyzed in SPSS 22 using Kruskal-Wallis H, Yates’ correction, and Monte Carlo significance tests. The Pearson’s product-moment correlation analyzed the third research question examining the relationship between leadership and coaching behaviors. No difference was found in the leadership or coaching behaviors of junior and senior officers when examined by actual rank or seniority. The data revealed several relationships between leadership and coaching behaviors, with significant correlations found for 24 dichotomous pairs, indicating transformational and constructive transactional leadership and coaching behaviors as similar, complementary, and interrelated. The findings showed the act of providing feedback improved performance, while failure to take action or implement change stifles learning and growth. Recommendations for future research included: examining these behaviors among non-uniformed and non-federal public health leaders; exploring their leadership outcomes; and the inclusion of the 360-assessment to validate the self-reported leader data.
|School:||Argosy University/Washington DC|
|School Location:||United States -- District of Columbia|
|Source:||DAI-B 78/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Management, Public Health Education, Public health|
|Keywords:||Coaching, Leadership, Public health, Public health leadership|
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