Perhaps no relationship is as crucial for practicing superintendents as the relationship with their school board presidents. This study examined which leadership traits were most important for superintendents to possess according to superintendents and school board presidents in a rural state in the Midwest. A pilot study, with experienced superintendents and school board presidents informed the researcher’s selection of eight important leadership traits for superintendents. A researcher-developed survey was utilized to determine how important each of the eight traits were to superintendents and to school board presidents on a Likert scale, as well as how both groups ranked the eight traits. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data, and a two-way multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) was utilized to measure the interaction between the independent variables, role (superintendent or school board president) and school district enrollment, and the dependent variables (rankings of the eight traits). Both superintendents and school board presidents found trustworthiness and communication competence to be the most important traits, and intelligence to be the least important of the eight traits in this study. The traits in the middle varied in importance depending upon which group was ranking them and on the size of the school districts.
|Commitee:||Robinson, Derrick, Chesnut, Steven, Messick, Dianna|
|School:||University of South Dakota|
|School Location:||United States -- South Dakota|
|Source:||DAI-A 82/6(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Educational administration, Educational evaluation, Educational leadership|
|Keywords:||Board relations, School board president, Superintendent, Leadership traits, Midwestern United States, School districts|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be