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ERIC Number: EJ821821
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3124
Advancing Diversity Agendas on Campus: Examining Transactional and Transformational Presidential Leadership Styles
Kezar, Adrianna; Eckel, Peter
International Journal of Leadership in Education, v11 n4 p379-405 Oct 2008
This study draws on the experiences and insights of current college and university presidents to understand whether transactional, transformational or a combination of these leadership strategies advances an institution-wide diversity agenda. The qualitative elite interview study demonstrates that both styles of leadership appear important and that most presidents used both approaches to reach different audiences and with different effects, but both are necessary. Certain presidents may be more successful using transactional leadership, based on their race, while other presidents may have a personal preference for transactional or transformational leadership or be in a culture that suggests one over the other at a particular point in time. (Contains 1 table and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A