ERIC Number: ED025729
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Correlates of Administrative Professional Leadership in the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service.
Shearon, Ronald W.
This study analyzed variance in county extension chairmen's (CEC) conformity to an administrative performance leadership (APL) concept of their role. Relationships between APL and agent morale and performance, CEC attributes, and CEC relationships with agents, were assessed. Results were reexamined after adjusting for effects of sex, level of education, tenure, and career satisfaction in reports by observer agents. Major findings were: (1) CEC conformity to an APL role concept appeared significantly related to agent morale and performance; (2) chairmen who considered the APL concept very important had higher APL scores; (3) personal characteristics of agents had essentially no effect on coefficients for measures (managerial support, equality, support in conflict situations) of CEC-agent relationships. Findings suggest that, where they provide agents with managerial support, minimize status distinctions, and support agents in conflict situations, CEC are more likely to negotiate certain obstacles (agent resistance and limited time) and conform more closely to the APL role concept. (Nine tables and two references are included.) (ly)
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Identifiers: Cooperative Extension Service; North Carolina
Note: Paper presented at the National Seminar on Adult Education Research (Toronto, February 9-11, 1969)