ERIC Number: ED252923
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Ethical Perspectives: Leadership Subscales Applied to Education.
Gable, Sherry K.; Kavich, Larry L.
Ethical perspectives are needed to gain insight into the history of leader behavior, especially as related to the current emphasis on contingency and Path-Goal Theories. An instrument to help select professionals who reflect ethical traits is the Leadership Behavior Description Questionnaire with 12 leadership subscales (LBDQ, Form XII). Selected questions illustrate the LBDQ and the 12 subscales. Two major leadership subscales developed in relation to the LBDQ are "Initiation of Structure," the more formal classical bureaucratic subscale; and "Consideration," the more socially humanistically-oriented subscale. High scores on both Initiation of Structure and Consideration mean positive ethical perspectives for leadership potential. Therefore, if one were to use the LBDQ, Form XII and its 12 subscales, one could determine who is best qualified for leadership roles. The appendixes contain a synopsis of the instrument questions pertaining to Initiation of Structure and Consideration; a chart of how these two leadership dimensions are currently related to organization cohesiveness; and a summary of the work and applied theories of the following theorists: Fredrick W. Taylor, Max Weber, Abraham Maslow, Frederick Herzberg, Doublas McGregor, Andrew Halpin, Fred Fiedler, P. B. Evans, and R. J. House. A 22-item bibliography is included. (MLF)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Contingency Theories; Leader Behavior Description Questionnaire; Path Goal Theory