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ERIC Number: ED552366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 241
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ISBN: 978-1-2679-3976-0
Integrity in Presidential Leadership: Principles Related to Maintaining Integrity for College Presidents in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
Thomason, Robert Riner, Jr.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Azusa Pacific University
This qualitative study, utilizing a grounded theory methodological approach, focused on how former Christian college and university presidents maintain their integrity over the course of their lives and their time in office. Eight participants from a variety of theological backgrounds were identified by using purposeful sampling methods; the institutions in which they served were located all over the United States. Semi-structured interview protocols were administered during the first and second round of interviews; in between, the participants were asked to respond via email to 4 questions pertaining to leading with integrity. The data analysis found 1 overarching central theme (transparency) and 3 major themes (protection, reflection, pitfalls). The former presidents created protective accountability networks that assisted them in avoiding leadership pitfalls. The accountability networks were divided into 3 levels or spheres. The participants also utilized reflection strategies to inform their networks of accountability and help avoid the pitfalls of leadership. A model was created from this research explaining how the former presidents in this study maintained their integrity. [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: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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