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ERIC Number: ED211868
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Supervision of Professional Subordinates: A Nationwide Survey of Chief Student Personnel Administrators (CSPA's) and How They View Their Interaction with Professional Subordinates.
Paul, Wayne L.
The leadership variables of "consideration" and "structure" have been identified as two important factors in previous research. To obtain information on how chief student personnel administrators (CSPA) viewed the supervision of professional subordinates in large, public universities, a nationwide survey was taken during the 1978 school year. CSPAs (N=96) completed the Leadership Opinion Questionnaire (LOQ) and the Graduate Academic Degrees Questionnaire (GADQ). The LOQ was used to ascertain respondents' opinions of their "consideration" and "structure" leadership behavior as it related to professional subordinates; the GADQ was used to ascertain selected demographic characteristics of respondents. Background factors selected for examination and believed to affect CSPAs' opinions of their "consideration" and "structure" leader behaviors were: geographical setting, type of training, level of training, recency of degree, and experience as the CSPA. None of these variables was significantly related to the "consideration" or "structure" leader behavior reported by the CSPAs. The major finding reported by CSPAs was that their leadership style in relating to professional subordinates was best represented by high "consideration" scores and low "structure" scores, regardless of educational, geographical, or background factors. The results suggest that the type of leader behavior reported by CSPAs may be dictated by the situation. (Author/NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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