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ERIC Number: ED516243
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 164
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1097-6390-4
An Examination of Leadership Readiness for Change Scores across the Variables of Church Size and Age
Skinkle, John Lee
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Problem: The problem of this study was to determine the difference in leadership attitude toward change scores across two independent variables in selected Southern Baptist Churches. The two independent variables are church size (small 0-49, medium 50-149, large 150-349, and very large 350+) and church age (well established, intermediate, and new) in selected Southern Baptist churches. Procedures: The Readiness for Change Self Assessment was administered to a stratified (on size) random sample of Southern Baptist churches selected from the 2007 Annual Church Profile. Surveys were emailed, if an email address could be readily identified, otherwise they were mailed. The instrument produced three subscores (affective, behavioral tendency, and cognitive). Differences were identified using one and two-way ANOVAs. Significant differences were analyzed with Fisher's Protected Least Significant Difference test. There were 211 cases that were analyzed. Findings and conclusion: Statistically significant differences (at the 0.05 level) were identified for affective scores of well established churches between medium and large churches as well as between medium and very large churches (larger churches had higher affective readiness for change scores, even on those groupings that were not found to be statistically significant). Statistically significant differences were further identified on both behavioral tendency (at the 0.025 level) and cognitive (at the 0.05 level) scores between very large and small churches, between very large and medium churches, and between large and small churches (larger churches had higher behavioral tendency and cognitive scores than smaller churches, even on those groupings that were not found to be statistically significant). Significant differences were also identified on behavioral tendency scores (at the 0.05 level) between church age groups well established and new as well as between well established and medium churches (younger churches scored higher than older churches). [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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