A study of the relationships between initiating structure and consideration behaviors and selected demographic variables of adult edaucation administrators in Indiana

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dc.contributor.advisor Murk, Peter J., 1942- en_US
dc.contributor.author Neat, Sue Forrest en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:29:25Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:29:25Z
dc.date.created 1990 en_US
dc.date.issued 1990
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 1990 .N4 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/179008
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to determine if relationships existed between the dependent variables Initiating Structure and Consideration of Others leadership behaviors of adult education administrators in Indiana and the following selected independent variables: (1) size of the public school corporation, (2) size of the adult education program and characteristics of the administrator, (3) age, (4) gender, (5) years of experience in adult education, and (6) educational attainment levels. Also examined was a comparison of vector scores of adult education administrators and adult education teachers on the Leadership Behavior Description Questionnaire (Form 12).A demographic survey and the (LBDQ) (Form 12) were mailed to 80 adult education administrators in Indiana for an assessment of self-perceived leadership behaviors Initiating Structure and Consideration of Others. The LBDQ (Form 12) was mailed to 345 adult education teachers with three or more years of teaching experience in adult education for a staff-perceived assessment of the leadership behaviors of adult education administrators in Indiana. Statistical analysis revealed that no significant (.05) differences existed between the leadership behaviors Initiating Structure and Consideration of Others and (1) size of the school corporation, (2) size of the adult education program, (3) years of experience of the administrator in adult education.Statistical analysis revealed a significant (.05) difference existed between the leadership behavior Consideration of Others and (1) age, (2) gender, and (3) educational attainment, and between the adult education administrators and the adult education teachers.Interviews were conducted with 10 adult education administrators that revealed a strong self-perception of both Initiating Structure leadership behavior and of Consideration of Others leadership behavior. Interviews were also conducted with a random sample of 30 adult education teachers that revealed a leadership perception that adult education administrators were strong when Initiating Structure, but the adult education administrators were viewed as being deficient in the leadership behavior Consideration of Others.A recommendation is made that adult education administrators attend workshops, university classes, and seminars in management effectiveness and human relations skills to develop and/or review the leadership skill Consideration of Others. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Educational Leadership
dc.format.extent xxi, 222 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Counseling in adult education. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College administrators -- Rating of. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Leadership. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thoughtfulness. en_US
dc.title A study of the relationships between initiating structure and consideration behaviors and selected demographic variables of adult edaucation administrators in Indiana en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/720392 en_US


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