The relationships between selected personal variables and faculty perception of the leader behavior of the academic dean

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dc.contributor.advisor Marconnit, George D. en_US
dc.contributor.author Hale, Robert Earl, 1929- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:26:18Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:26:18Z
dc.date.created 1973 en_US
dc.date.issued 1973
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 1973 .H35 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/176561
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the study was to investigate relationships between selected personal variables of faculty members and academic deans and faculty perception of the leader behavior and effectiveness of the academic dean. A secondary purpose of the study was to investigate relationships between the leader behavior dimensions of Consideration and Initiating Structure and faculty rating of the academic dean.The population for the study consisted of forty-four academic deans and 801 faculty members of forty-four liberal arts colleges listed in the 1970-71 Education Directory: Higher Education as having a four-year liberal arts offering and 400 to 700 students.Academic deans completed the Academic Dean Personal Data Form and provided lists of all full-time teaching faculty members. Faculty members completed the Faculty Personal Data Form, the Leader Behavior Description Questionnaire, and the Administrator Evaluation Form. Scores for the dimensions of Consideration and Initiating Structure as determined by faculty responses to the Leader Behavior Description college teaching, years teaching for the present dean, subQuestionnaire and rating scores as determined by faculty responses to the Administrator Evaluation Form were analyzed by multiple regression analysis to determine whether or not relationships significant at the .05 level existed between the scores and selected personal variables of faculty members and academic deans.Personal variables of faculty members considered were: sex, age, years teaching at present college, total years of subject taught, tenure status, professorial rank, and highest degree held. Personal variables of academic deans considered were: sex, age, years as dean at present college, and total years as an academic dean.Two of the personal variables included in the study were found to be significantly related to the scores computed from faculty responses to the Leader Behavior Description Questionnaire and the Administrator Evaluation Form. The Consideration scores from the Leader Behavior Description Questionnaire were found to be significantly related to the personal variable "years as an academic dean." An increase in years of experience as academic dean resulted in a decrease in Consideration scores. The Initiating Structure scores from the Leader Behavior Description Questionnaire were found to be significantly related to the personal variables "years as an academic dean," and "faculty member age." An increase in years of experience as academic dean resulted in an increase in the Initiating Structure score and an increase in the age of the faculty member also resulted in an increase in the Initiating Structure score. The rating scores computed from the Administrator Evaluation Form were found t be significantly related to the personal variables "years as an academic dean," and "faculty member age." An increase in years of experience as academic dean resulted in a lower effectiveness rating by faculty, and an increase in age of the faculty member resulted in a higher effectiveness rating for the academic dean.The rating scores computed from faculty responses to the Administrator Evaluation Form had significant correlations with scores for both the dimensions of Consideration and Initiating Structure computed from the Leader Behavior Description Questionnaire. Correlation coefficients were .814 for Consideration scores and rating scores and .541 for Initiating Structure scores and rating scores. en_US
dc.format.extent vii, 86 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Deans (Education) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Teacher-administrator relationships. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Leadership. en_US
dc.title The relationships between selected personal variables and faculty perception of the leader behavior of the academic dean en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/415007 en_US


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