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ERIC Number: ED313984
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Pages: 30
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Leadership and Excellence in Christian Theological Seminaries. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.
Raphael, Lawrence W.
The investigation analyzed survey results from 18 Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and about 500 faculty and staff of accredited Protestant and Roman Catholic theological seminaries. The two research hypotheses were: (1) there is a relationship between leadership match and internal measures of organizational effectiveness as represented by the scores on the instrument used and (2) there is a relationship between leadership match and the external measures of ranked institutional quality. Characteristics of the schools that were examined were: school type; school sex; CEO years of service; school enrollment trends; and school size. There was also an in-depth examination of nine effectiveness dimensions and jury ranking. After an evaluation of the different scores of each seminary in different effectiveness dimensions, a visual profile emerged and the arrangements of seminaries in clusters of effectiveness dimensions was possible: elite, mediocre, and external oriented. Results indicated: there is a significant relationship between internal and external measures of effectiveness and physical attributes of the particular seminary; seminaries that do well in externally oriented areas have low effectiveness scores on morale and internal process effectiveness and in academic areas; and the total impact of leadership as measured by this study does not emerge as being as important as other qualities and characteristics (e.g. strong faculties, growing endowments, and coeducational). Contains 5 references. (SM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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