ERIC Number: EJ1134743
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Personality Type and Leadership Approach
Adams, Dolly L.
Journal of Leadership Education, v8 n2 p111-134 Fall 2009
Effective leadership in public schools includes, but is not limited to being able to communicate goals, set expectations, monitor instructional progress, coordinate the curriculum, and supervise and evaluate faculty (Snowden & Gorton, 2002). All of these leadership skills are driven by a need for leaders to build collaborative rapport and create a positive learning environment for both teachers and students. This study looked at the relationship between personality type as measured by the Keirsey Temperament Sorter (Keirsey & Bates, 1984) and leaders' preferred leadership approaches as measured by the Instructional Leadership Beliefs Inventory (Glickman, 2002). Although this study found no significant correlations, the data provides insight to help determine how and to what extent personality type is related to a preferred leadership approach.
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Personality Theories, Leadership Styles, Public Schools, Leadership Qualities, Skill Development, Beliefs, Personality Measures, Correlation, Preferences, Hypothesis Testing, Psychological Patterns, Principals, Assistant Principals, Secondary Education, Predictor Variables, Questionnaires, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools
Association of Leadership Educators. e-mail: Jole@aged.tamu.edu; Web site: http://leadershipeducators.org/page-1014283
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
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