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ERIC Number: ED455583
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Pages: 28
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Proper Human Relationships: Korean Principals' Leadership Styles.
Bryant, Miles; Son, Jong Ho
In an attempt to better understand the values that Korean educational administrators associate with leadership, researchers surveyed a random sample of 292 subjects in South Korea in the spring of 2000. Using several well-tested instruments, the researchers were able to report findings of relevance to scholars interested in cultural influences on perceptions of leadership. Data revealed a strong adherence to Confucian values. The analysis of data obtained using a Western-oriented leadership-style instrument proved more problematic as the instrument failed to discriminate well in this population of educational leaders. In Korea, proper human relationships meant sustaining social structures that govern relationships of superiors and subordinates. The school principals perceived traditional social structures as very important in how they perceived their role as formal institutional leaders. Attempts to graft Western leadership values onto Korean culture should be crafted with an understanding of this reality. Appendices include a copy of a modified questionnaire based on the Authoritarian Scale and Multifactor Leadership Scale, and a copy of the Chinese Value Survey both in English and in Korean. (Contains 23 references and 13 tables.) (Author/RT)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea