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ERIC Number: ED464583
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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A Cross-Cultural Investigation of Leadership in the United States and Mexico.
Slater, Charles L.; Boone, Mike; Price, Larry; Martinez, Dyanna; Alvarez, Isaias; Topete, Carlos; Olea, Elia
This study reports the administration of the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) (J. Kouzes and B. Posner, 1995) to 28 graduate students in educational administration at a university in the Southwest of the United States and 28 students at a university in Mexico. The limitations of this quantitative measure are examined, and comparisons of leadership across cultures are made. The U.S. educators scored significantly higher than did Mexican educators on all five of the inventory's leadership practice measures. The rank order of the practices was also quite different. The extensive study of cross-cultural differences made by G. Hofstede (1980) helped explain some of the differences. Findings raise questions about the universality of the theory of the leadership challenge posited by Kouzes and Posner. (Contains 14 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Leadership Practices Inventory