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ERIC Number: ED566497
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 147
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3394-6114-4
Evaluation of Leadership Styles and Emotional Intelligence on Job Satisfaction of Community College Faculty Administrators
Leiba, Alwyn
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Northcentral University
Investigation of leadership styles and emotional intelligence (EI) factors have on job satisfaction could help address leadership issues within community college leadership teams. The purpose of this quantitative, nonexperimental study was to determine what effective leadership styles, in conjunction with level of EI, have in relation to job satisfaction of department chairs at community colleges in south Florida. The sample of 86 department chairs from community colleges in South Florida was surveyed regarding nine specified outcome variables of job satisfaction (pay, promotion, supervision, fringe benefits, contingent rewards, operating conditions, coworkers, regarding nature of work, and communication) and 10 predictor variables, comprised of three leadership styles (transformational leadership style, transactional leadership style, and laissez-faire leadership style) and the seven scales of EI. The instruments used were Spector's Job Satisfaction Survey (JSS), Bass and Avolio's Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ), and the Genos Emotional Intelligence Inventory (GEI). The data was analyzed using multivariate linear regression. In the analysis for multiple linear regression, a p-value less than 0.0056 (= 0.05/9) indicated significance. The mean scores of the nine JSS scales ranged from 3.54 to 4.60. The top three most satisfied job facets were: natural of work (M = 4.60, SD = 0.93), supervision (M = 4.20, SD = 0.94), and coworkers (M = 4.12, SD = 0.85). On the other hands, the three least satisfied job facets were: operating conditions (M = 3.54, SD = 0.84), contingent rewards (M = 3.63, SD = 0.94), and pay (M = 3.67, SD = 0.77). Future research would benefit from investigating the relationship between leadership styles in conjunction with levels of EI and job satisfaction more thoroughly with variables such as (e.g., tenure, age, gender, etc.) to provide a better understanding of research. [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: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire