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ERIC Number: ED034547
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Dec
Pages: 146
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The Junior College Academic Dean's Leadership Behavior as Viewed by Superiors and Faculty.
Verbeke, Maurice George
This study is concerned with the leadership behavior of the junior college academic dean. It illuminates administrative relationships that may be significant for institutions preparing future junior college administrators, for the dean occupies a position between the president and the faculty. This study was based on the perceptions and expectations of the dean's superiors, the faculty and the dean himself, as measured by the "Leader Behavior Description Questionnaire." Twenty-two colleges participated. Two dimensions of leader behavior were measured: "initiating structure," emphasizing well-defined organizational procedures and goals, and "consideration," referring to personal respect and warmth between the leader and his group. Each dimension was analyzed under "real" or perceived behavior and "ideal" or expected behavior. The general conclusions of the study showed that the greatest discrepancy of views on the deans' behavior was between the faculty and the deans themselves. The faculty expected the dean to increase both dimensions of leadership behavior. The deans' and presidents' ratings were not significantly different. A list of suggestions is given for improved relations between deans and faculty. (MS)
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Note: Doctoral dissertation