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ERIC Number: EJ746558
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1559-5455
The Extent to Which Four-Year College Presidents Who Previously Served as Senior Student Affairs Officers Report Having the Characteristics of Effective Presidents
Risacher, Joanne
NASPA Journal, v41 n3 p436-451 Spr 2004
Results of a research study to determine the extent to which presidents of 4-year institutions with Senior Student Affairs Officer (SSAO) experience share the leadership characteristics of effective presidents as defined by earlier research are reported. Based on analysis of the data using t test and ANOVA statistical procedures, it is concluded that these presidents do report having the characteristics of effective presidents. With two exceptions, all significant differences found indicate these presidents identify to an even stronger degree with the idealized leadership characteristics than do effective presidents. Further, within this specific group of presidents, significant differences in leadership characteristics were found based on both size and control of institutions. It is anticipated that the results of this research will strengthen the manner in which presidential candidates from the nontraditional pathway of a SSAO are perceived, as well as encourage those student affairs professionals with presidential aspirations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A