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ERIC Number: EJ1136064
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1552-9045
Perceived Differences of Leadership Behaviors of Deans of Education: A Selected Study
Beck-Frazier, Susan; White, Larry Nash; McFadden, Cheryl
Journal of Leadership Education, v6 n1 p92-107 Win 2007
The study design investigated the leadership behavior of deans of education that addresses an important aspect of leadership--leadership is created when there is alignment between the organizational leadership behaviors needed by the institution and the leadership behaviors provided by the organizational leader. A survey of a selected group of deans of education from 35 institutions addressed the questions: what do deans self-identify as their prominent leadership behavior and to what extent do deans use multiple leadership behaviors. The research of Bolman and Deal (1984) provided the frames for analysis: structural, human resource, political, and symbolic frames. The study response rate was 50%. The findings of the study indicated that the majority of respondents perceived their primary leadership behavior as most closely matching the human resource frame. Results also indicated that a majority of respondents did not perceive that they exhibited multiple leadership behavior frames simultaneously in their leadership behaviors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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