ERIC Number: ED171215
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Administrative Effectiveness of the Academic Department Head: II. Correlates of Effectiveness. Kansas State University Research Report No. 47.
Hoyt, Donald P.; Spangler, Ronald K.
A total of 1,333 faculty members from four universities judged the administrative effectiveness of their department head (numbering 103). They also described the department head's behavior by responding to 30 behavioral questions. Through a principal components analysis, four factors were extracted that accounted for 73 percent of the variance in the behavioral descriptions. Measures were developed of the following four administrative styles: democratic practice, structuring, interpersonal sensitivity, and vigor. Relationships between ratings of administrative effectiveness and behavioral descriptions were highly significant. A majority of the 30 behavioral items were correlated significantly with 14 of the 15 performance ratings, but the magnitude of these correlations differed widely among specific item-criterion pairs. Implications are drawn for the selection and professional development of department heads. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Evaluation, Affective Behavior, College Faculty, Competence, Department Heads, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Interpersonal Relationship, Leadership Styles, Research Projects, Social Behavior
Office of Educational Research, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Office of Educational Research.
Note: For related document, see HE 011 294