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ERIC Number: ED526940
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 193
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1243-2787-7
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Perception of the Use of Leadership Frames by Male and Female Superintendents in Texas by Subordinate Top-Ranking School Administrators
Kolb, C. Steven
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Seton Hall University
The purpose of this study was to broadly examine and analyze gender differences in the leadership styles of Texas public school superintendents by analyzing their subordinates' responses on Bolman and Deal's (1991) Leadership Orientations (Other) survey. Approximately 25% (n = 484) of the high-ranking administrators within the 198 selected school districts in Texas assessed their superintendents' use of Bolman and Deal's four leadership frames by completing the survey. The results of a series of one-way ANOVAs revealed that the respondents rated their female superintendents significantly higher than they rated their male superintendents for each of the four frames. The results of a series of two-way ANOVAs revealed that when the main effects of superintendent tenure, district setting, and district size were added to the model, the significant findings persisted for all four frames; when the main significant findings persisted for the human resource, political, and symbolic frames; and when the main effect of age was added to the model, the significant findings disappeared. The results of a series of one-way ANOVAs indicated that the respondents' responses on the survey reflected no gender bias. The main finding that the respondents rated their female superintendents significantly higher than they rated their male superintendents in the use of all four frames indicates that the respondents perceive female superintendents as more likely than are male superintendents to display the behaviors associated with effective leaders and managers. [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: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas