ERIC Number: ED172638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
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Indicators of Administrative Effectiveness.
Skipper, Charles E.; Hofmann, Richard J.
Ten personal characteristics and seven administrative skills that differentiated effective from ineffective university leaders were assessed by multiple discriminate analysis. The personal characteristics identified by previous research (Skipper, 1975, 1977) are: responsibility, integrity, self-control, intellectual efficiency, flexibility, personal relations, leadership, motivation to achieve, dealing with problems, and creativity. Administrative skills identified by previous research are: planning ability, knowledge about position, organization and management, leadership, judgment, human relations, and quality of performance. The study sample consisted of 20 male university leaders holding positions of dean, provost, and president. The leaders represented two extreme groups: the 10 "most effective" leaders, and the 10 "most ineffective" leaders as judged by two different groups of fellow administrators. The variables of judgment, knowledge of position, intellectual efficiency, and flexibility were found to discriminate perfectly. An equation using the discriminate function weights of the four variables was developed to predict administrative effectiveness. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 1979)