ERIC Number: ED309727
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar-31
An Investigation of Transformational Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness in Small College Settings.
Murray, Frances; Feitler, Fred C.
The ways in which current theories of leadership relate to perceptions of organizational effectiveness are examined in a study looking at these interactions and relevant demographic factors in 11 small, private, midwestern colleges. A model of transactional and transformational leadership proposed by Bass (1985) is investigated along with an organizational effectiveness model proposed by Cameron (1978) to determine how transactional and transformational leadership and organizational effectiveness related to 12 selected demographic characteristics (e.g. enrollment, retention rate, percentage of students completing college in 4 years, percentage of students receiving financial aid, age, sex, and current position of respondent). Views of leadership, leadership and higher education, the transformational leadership perspective, and organizational effectiveness and higher education are discussed. Data for the study were obtained via two questionnaires sent to key administrators at each institution (the response rate per institution varied from 67% to 97%). Results indicate the following: there are significant relationships between perceptions of organizational effectiveness and demographic variables; the strongest relationships were with the organizational effectiveness measures; and academic excellence appears to be most predictive of variation in perception of effectiveness. Tables are included. Contains 33 references. (SM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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