The purpose of this quantitative study was to explore the relationship between leadership styles and gender as well as time in employed position and leadership styles for females in academic fieldwork coordinator roles in accredited occupational therapy programs across the United States. Using the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire MLQ Form 5X via an online survey platform format, leadership style tendencies indicated behaviors related to transformational, transactional or laissez-faire leadership styles based on individual responses to prompts. A convenience sample of academic fieldwork coordinators from accredited occupational therapy programs in the United States (N=48) completed the online survey. This study attempted to address two research questions: 1) Is there a relationship between leadership style and gender within occupational therapy department academic fieldwork coordinators? and 2) Is there a relationship between leadership style and the length of time an occupational therapy department academic fieldwork coordinator has held the position? This research found that a) females in the role of academic fieldwork coordinator role in accredited occupational therapy education programs demonstrate increased frequency in behaviors aligned with transformational leadership styles and b) females in the role of f academic fieldwork coordinator role in accredited occupational therapy education programs for various length of time (1-5, 6-10, 11-15 or 16+ years) demonstrate increased frequency in behaviors aligned with transformational leadership styles. This study sought to determine potential trends in leadership styles among females in the academic fieldwork coordinator role and provided insight on future recruiting efforts for those individuals seeking the role.
|Commitee:||Boggs, Brian, Jones, Deborah|
|School:||St. Thomas University|
|School Location:||United States -- Florida|
|Source:||DAI-A 82/4(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Educational leadership, Womens studies, Higher education, Educational administration|
|Keywords:||Academic fieldwork coordinator, Female leadership, Occupational therapy programs, Transformational leadership|
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