ERIC Number: ED219408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Leader Authenticity: The Development and Test of an Operational Measure.
Henderson, James E.; Hoy, Wayne K.
A definition of leader authentication was developed, focusing on a leader's salience of self over role, non-manipulation of subordinates and accepting of personal and organizational responsibility. The Leader Authenticity Scale (LAS) was constructed to be consistent with this definition. Its validity was checked by specifying and testing hypotheses within the concepts theoretically related to authenticity: esprit, thrust, and status concern. Data were collected using teachers and principals in 42 New Jersey elementary schools with a revised 32-item scale. The LAS was found highly reliable and yielded predicted correlations between authenticity and othe Organizational Climate Descriptive Questionnaire subtests for thrust, esprit and status concern. (Author/CM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Authenticity; Leader Authenticity Scale
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (66th, New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).