Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Relationships of Women's Servant Leadership with Received Mentorship and Demographics in Christian Churches from Georgia
by Cannon, Lois Eunice, Ed.D., Grand Canyon University, 2019, 249; 27735221
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to examine the relationships of women’s self-perceived servant leadership with received mentorship (numbers of mentors and years of mentorship) and demographics (age, completed education, family income, and number of children) in five Christian churches from Georgia. The theoretical foundation for this study was provided by Greenleaf’s servant leadership model. The study was conducted with a convenience sample of 95 respondents. The questionnaire used for online data collection included mentorship and demographic questions and Wong and Page’s (2003) Servant Leadership Profile–Revised. The research questions asked to what extent the self-reported servant leadership scale and subscales were related to the mentorship and demographic variables. The results of the nonparametric Kendall’s tau-b correlations (evaluated at corrected alpha .008) showed statistically significant relationships of the overall Servant Leadership scale with the participants’ Completed Education, τb = .248, p = .002, and Family Income, τb = .213, p = .006, and a statistically significant relationship of the Authentic Leadership subscale with Family Income, τb = .227, p = .004. These findings suggest that mentorship to women in the five participating churches was unrelated to their servant leadership and that better educated, and more affluent women felt they exercised a stronger servant leadership role in their congregations. These results may be used to enhance mentorship of women in those churches, increase support for their education, and engage them more effectively in servant leadership roles.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Randall, Erich W.
Commitee: Maul, June, Pernsteiner, Carol, Miron, Dorian
School: Grand Canyon University
Department: College of Doctoral Studies
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 81/7(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational leadership, Organizational behavior, Comparative religion, Womens studies
Keywords: Christian church leadership, Church leadership mentorship, Servant leader, Servant leadership, Woman church leader, Women's leadership mentorship
Publication Number: 27735221
ISBN: 9781392739440
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