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ERIC Number: ED596694
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 369
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-0-4387-1091-7
ISSN: EISSN-
American Exceptionalism: Psychological Capital and Psychological Ownership as Predictors of University Professors' Leadership Style
Khan, Abdul Hamid
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Our Lady of the Lake University
This empirical study of "American Exceptionalism: Psychological Capital and Psychological Ownership as predictors of university professors' leadership style," explores the question of the professors leadership style with three hypotheses in one focused research area of interest: "Is there a relationship between Professors' Psychological Capital (Hope, Optimism, Resilience, Self-Efficacy-attitudinal) and Psychological Ownership (Territoriality, Ease of Belonging, Accountability, Self-Efficacy-behavioral, and Self-Identity), "and" 1. Transformational Leadership Style, 2. Transactional Leadership Style, and 3. Passive Avoidant Leadership Style, when controlling for Gender, Ethnicity, Education, and Age?" Three research instruments with strong internal reliabilities and validities were used in this study. Psychological Capital and Psychological Ownership were the independent variables of interest and they were measured respectively by "Psychological Capital Questionnaire" (PCQ) and "Psychological Ownership Questionnaire" (POQ). The third instrument, "Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire" (MLQ) measured the dependent variable or criterion variable of Transformational Leadership, Transactional Leadership, and Passive Avoidant Leadership. Multiple regression technique was used to examine the relationships of the independent variables of interest (PsyCap and PsyGown) with the dependent variables of interest (Transformational Leadership, Transactional Leadership, and Passive Avoidant Leadership), while controlling for demographic variables of Gender (dichotomous), Ethnicity (categorical), Education (categorical) and Age (continuous). Key findings were: Both Psychological Capital (PsyCap) and Psychological Ownership (PsyGown) were predictors of Transformational and Passive Avoidant Leadership • When analyzed together, PsyGown accounted for 35.7% variance explained (Self-efficacy-b 31.4%, Self-Identity 3%, Accountability 1.3%) for Transformational Leadership • PsyCap Resilience accounted for 4.9% of variance explained for Transformational Leadership and 3.8% for Passive Avoidant Leadership • Gender was a predictor of Transactional Leadership (Males > Females) • Ethnicity was a predictor of both Transactional and Passive Avoidant Leadership. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire