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A Phenomenological Study of Executive Loneliness among Female Educational Leaders Who Have Transitioned from a Teaching Position to a Leadership Position within the Organization
by Riggins, Cathy Lea, Ed.D., Arkansas State University, 2020, 111; 27744054
Abstract (Summary)

This phenomenological study highlighted the perceptions of female educational leaders concerning the presence of executive loneliness when individuals transitioned from a teaching position to a leadership position. The study examined the perceptions of female educators as to the impact executive loneliness has on leader effectiveness, health and well-being, and longevity in the profession. The sample for this study was female educational leaders who have transitioned from a teaching position to a leadership position within the same organization. Using a phenomenological approach, each selected female educator participated in an in-depth interview and the researcher transcribed, coded, and synthesized the interviews in an effort to understand the shared experiences of female educators concerning executive loneliness.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Nichols, Joe
Commitee: Hux, Annete, McBride, Jackie, Winn, Lori
School: Arkansas State University
Department: Educational Leadership
School Location: United States -- Arkansas
Source: DAI-A 82/1(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational leadership, Occupational psychology, Gender studies
Keywords: Executive loneliness, Female educational leaders, Teaching to leadership
Publication Number: 27744054
ISBN: 9798662460058
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