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ERIC Number: EJ854870
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1527-9316
An Examination of Traditional and Nontraditional Students' Evaluations of Professorial Leadership Styles: Transformational versus Transactional Approach
Hood, John D.; Poulson, Ronald L.; Mason, Sylvia A.; Walker, Tyrone C.; Dixon, John, Jr.
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v9 n1 p1-12 Jan 2009
The present study was designed to empirically examine how traditional and nontraditional students varied in their perceptions of and appreciation for "Transformational" versus "Transactional Leadership" Styles as indicated by their survey responses. An "accidental" sample of 150 participants from the general student population at a college in the rural southeastern region of the United States participated in the investigation. The critical questions raised in the present study were whether traditional students differed from nontraditional students on the set of four transformational leadership styles scales. None of the four scales differed by student type. A similar hypothesis was tested with a set of independent samples t-tests. Only the t-test for grade orientation 2 was even marginally significant. Traditional students reported a marginally higher level of grade orientation than nontraditional students. Implications for college professors and administrators are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A