ERIC Number: ED037669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
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A Study of the Leader Behavior of Selected Directors of University Conference Operations.
Coleman, David Stewart
This study tested the relationship between self-perceptions of leader behavior by 57 directors of university conference operations, and their perceived degree of autonomy and role conception. The directors responded to an instrument consisting of five background questions, 100 leader behavior statements, 25 items on autonomy in decision making, and 30 statements on areas of emphasis (client, image, operations, institutional, or problem orientation) in role conception. These were among the findings; (1) perceived autonomy and the Initiating Structure factor in leader behavior were virtually unrelated; (2) Initiating structure was positively, but not significantly, related to high autonomy; (3) Consideration was negatively, but not significantly, related to low autonomy; (4) the client oriented role was only slightly related to the Consideration factor; (5) the problem oriented role was both negatively and significantly related to Consideration. (Author/LY)
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrators, Correlation, Decision Making, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Background, Extension Education, Investigations, Leadership Styles, Role Perception, Self Concept, Tenure
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.
Note: Ph.D. Thesis