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ERIC Number: ED550074
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 142
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2671-8280-7
An Examination of Self-Perceived Transformational Leadership Behaviors of Texas Superintendents
Fenn, Walter Lloyd
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Lamar University - Beaumont
This study examined self-perceived transformational leadership behaviors among Texas superintendents. The purpose of this study was to examine if relationships existed between superintendents' self-perceived transformational leadership style, district size, teaching, principal, and superintendent years of experience. A review of the literature indicated that transformational leadership theory has been recommended for administrators, including school district superintendents, as a means for increasing organizational effectiveness (Antonakis, Avolio, & Sivasubramanium, 2003; Bass & Riggio, 2006; Chin, 2007; Fullan, 2010; Leithwood & Jantzi, 2006; Waters & Marzano, 2006). A purposive sample of 115 Texas superintendents was selected from those who attended the Lamar University Superintendent Leadership Academy between the years 2000 and 2010. Survey research was used to gather data. A 27 item questionnaire was administered to each participant, which consisted of a 20 item Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire and seven questions soliciting demographic information. Transformational leadership was self-reported to be prevalent across all district sizes and across all experience levels suggesting that it can be taught to and learned by all superintendents. [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
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire