ERIC Number: ED263661
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr-1
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Assessing the Impact of Education on Leadership Effectiveness of Graduates.
Loyer, Marie des Anges; O'Reilly, Robert R.
Ninety-three percent of Ontario's community health supervisors participated in a study investigating the impact of educational preparation on leadership effectiveness. The Fiedler Contingency Model of Leadership Effectiveness provided the study's rationale. Each supervisor completed: (1) a Least Preferred Coworker (LPC) scale to determine whether the supervisor was person- or task-oriented, (2) a groups atmosphere scale, and (3) a short biographical data form. The effectiveness of each supervisor's unit was assessed by the nursing director to whom the supervisor reported. Analysis of the data confirmed the hypotheses that, in favorable situations, groups led by low LPC (task-oriented) supervisors are more effective than groups led by high LPC supervisors; and that, in only moderately favorable situations, groups led by high LPC supervisors are more effective than groups led by low LPC supervisors. Since educational training was assumed to increase the favorability of work situations, it was further hypothesized that baccalaureate training would improve the performance of both high LPC and low LPC supervisors in favorable situations, but would lower the performance of low LPC supervisors in moderately favorable situations. These hypotheses were also upheld. (PGD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Canada