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ERIC Number: ED567540
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 138
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3038-1938-4
The Leadership Practices of Non-Traditional Students Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree: A Predictive Study
Ammons, Michael Edward
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Liberty University
This non-experimental, regression study examined the relationship between leadership practices and academic achievement for a non-traditional student population. The study was conducted at a small, four-year private college in Eastern North Carolina. The sample consisted of N = 146 (73 male, 73 female) non-traditional students enrolled in an accelerated bachelor's degree program. Volunteer participants completed the survey which consisted of the Leadership Practice Inventory-Self (LPI) (Kouzes & Posner, 1998) assessment and a demographic questionnaire. Kouzes and Posner's (2007) model of Transformational Leadership Theory is used to explain the leadership practices of non-traditional students. The results of the survey were analyzed using hierarchal multiple regression statistics. The analysis showed the strength of the relationship between the predictor variables (leadership practices) and the criterion variable (GPA) while controlling for demographic and academic data. The results of this study suggest that the leadership practice of Enable Others to Act did have a statistically significant negative relationship on the participants' GPA. [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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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Leadership Practices Inventory