Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Exploring Leadership Style and Individual Innovative Behavior at a Public University in Ohio
by Dysart, Rebecca L., Ph.D., Indiana Wesleyan University, 2018, 199; 13860951
Abstract (Summary)

Institutions of higher education struggle as state funding for colleges and universities diminishes; consequently, serving current and future students is becoming a challenge as state and federal subsidies diminish. Innovation initiatives may provide a means to improve processes, reduce operating costs maintain a satisfactory level of service to students. There is scholarly evidence that indicated leader regarding the relationship between the two (Li, Mitchell, & Boyle, 2016). This study was modeled ship style may foster innovative behavior, however there are varied degrees of interpretation after Craig (2016) who explored the relationship between transformational, transactional, and laissez-faire leadership styles and individual innovative behavior using Bass and Avolio’s (1994) Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ-5X) and Kleysen and Street’s (2001) Individual Innovative Behavior Scale (IIBS). Respondents rated their leader using the MLQ-5X and then themselves using the IIBS. The sample population was 355 Lean team members within the division of finance and business services at Miami University. Pearson correlation coefficients and Spearman correlation coefficients were used to determine the relationship between leadership styles of transformational, transactional, laissez-faire, and individual innovative behavior. Simple linear regression was used to predict the effect of the independent variable on the dependent variable (Cronk, 2014). The results indicated that there is a relationship between transformational, transactional and laissez-faire leadership styles and individual innovative behavior. Regression analysis indicated that individual innovative behavior can be attributed to all three leadership style for the sample population N=112.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Beuthin, Timothy
Commitee: Johnson, Boyd, Rieg, Linda
School: Indiana Wesleyan University
Department: Organizational Leadership
School Location: United States -- Indiana
Source: DAI-A 80/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Higher Education Administration, Educational leadership
Keywords: Individual innovative behavior scale, Innovative behavior, Leadership styles, Multifactor leadership questionnaire
Publication Number: 13860951
ISBN: 978-1-392-15408-3
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