ERIC Number: EJ1136647
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
Volunteer Administration Leadership Proficiency and Leadership Styles: Perceptions of Southern Region 4-H County Faculty
Stedman, Nicole L. P.; Rudd, Rick D.
Journal of Leadership Education, v4 n2 p42-58 Win 2005
Volunteers play an integral role in supporting the mission of 4-H programs in the southern region. For this reason their proficiency in volunteer administration competence and perceived leadership style is important. The researchers sought to examine both the perceived proficiency of 4-H faculty in the southern region in seven competencies associated with volunteer administration leadership (Stedman, 2004) and perceived leadership style based on Full Range Leadership (Avolio & Bass, 1991). Overall respondents' scores indicated an average proficiency in volunteer administration leadership competence. Yet, their reported scores showed a higher proficiency in the individual competency areas of personal skill and organizational culture. Leadership style was measured based on behavior scores of transformational, transactional, and laissez faire leadership. The 4-H county faculty used transformational leadership most frequently, followed by transactional leadership, and then laissez faire. Implications are 4-H county faculty could use additional professional development opportunities which address accountability and management.
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Leadership Effectiveness, Volunteers, Youth Programs, Program Administration, Teacher Competencies, Demography, Leadership Qualities, Skill Analysis, Questionnaires, Extension Agents, Teacher Competency Testing, Teacher Leadership, Likert Scales, Transformational Leadership
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire