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Determining the effects of attrition on leadership competency and organizational effectiveness: A quantitative study
by Tanoe, Claude B., Ph.D., University of Phoenix, 2010, 181; 3446508
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this quantitative method of study with correlational research design was to examine the extent of the relationships among senior leaders’ attrition, senior leaders’ competency, and organizational effectiveness. Kouzes and Posner’s Leadership Practice Inventory (LPI) framework was leveraged to measure leadership effectiveness and organizational effectiveness. A demographic survey was supplemented to elucidate the effect of (if any) gender and level pay in the sampling population. Using a random sampling, 367 participants from the Federal Managers Association (FMA) was surveyed. Data was collected and assessed using Pearson product moments and a twoway ANOVA. The study further investigated the relationship between senior leaders’ attrition and demographic characteristics (gender and level of pay) as these leaders enter the preretirement phase of employment. The findings indicated no significant relationship between leadership competencies and attrition rate. The results also revealed no significant relationship between attrition and organizational effectiveness. These results seemed to point to an inverse relationship between attrition rates and organizational effectiveness; that is, the closer to retirement the more effective a leader. From this context, it would seem that leadership effectiveness might relate to other factors such as length of employment or experience, knowledge of the job or effective knowledge of management, interpersonal and communication skills than attrition rates. The results further indicated the interaction between gender and pay was not significant suggesting a certain level of homogeneity in the attitude of various groups toward retirement regardless of gender and level of pay.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: McGunagle, Doreen
School: University of Phoenix
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 72/04, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Management, Public policy, Organization Theory
Keywords: Leadership competency, Leadership legacy, Leadership mentoring, Mentoring, Organizational effectiveness, Retirement
Publication Number: 3446508
ISBN: 978-1-124-50722-4
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