Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Impact of Toxic and Transformational Leadership on Mentorship in the African American Pentecostal Church
by Scroggins, Shaunta D., Ed.D., Dallas Baptist University, 2019, 186; 22589568
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of the current study was to determine whether correlations existed between toxic leadership, transformational leadership, and mentorship effectiveness. A total of 252 licensed and ordained leaders in the African American Pentecostal Church were surveyed. The Mentorship Effectiveness Scale, Global Transformational Leadership Scale, and Schmidt’s Toxic Leadership Scale comprised the combined instrument. The current study found significant inverse/negative correlations between toxic leadership and mentorship effectiveness and toxic leadership and transformational leadership. A statistically significant positive relationship was shown between transformational leadership and mentorship effectiveness. Results of simple and multiple regressions indicated that overall toxic leadership is a predictor of mentorship effectiveness. Mann-Whitney U Test found significant differences in mentorship effectiveness between the median levels of toxic leadership and transformational leadership. The current study fills a gap in the literature on the presence of toxic leadership in ministry.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Kavli, Suzanne
Commitee: Shirley, Chris, Figaro, Kimberly
School: Dallas Baptist University
Department: Gary Cook Graduate School of Leadership
School Location: United States -- Texas
Source: DAI-A 81/2(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational leadership, African American Studies
Keywords: African American Pentecostal church, Black Pentecostal church, Mentorship effectiveness, Toxic leadership, Transformational leadership
Publication Number: 22589568
ISBN: 9781085735001
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