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Taleb, Hanan M. – International Journal of Educational Management, 2010
Purpose: This paper aims to investigate the relationship between gender and female leadership styles in a single-sex academic institution in Saudi Arabia. Design/methodology/approach: Essentially, a qualitative research approach that utilised a single case-study methodology was adopted. As part of this research, seven in-depth semi-structured…
Descriptors: Evidence, Qualitative Research, Females, Leadership Styles
Dufour, Richard – School Administrator, 2007
In the ongoing debate of the efficacy of top-down versus bottom-up strategies to improve school districts, top-down is clearly losing. Many district leaders are reluctant to champion improvement for fear of being labeled with the epithet "top-down leader," the unkindest cut of all. In this article, the author presents the change…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Educational Change, Leadership Responsibility, Power Structure
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Mulford, Bill; Edmunds, Bill; Ewington, John; Kendall, Lawrie; Kendall, Diana; Silins, Halia – Journal of Educational Administration, 2009
Purpose: Who are late-career school principals? Do they continue to make a positive contribution to their schools? Do they feel tired and trapped or do they maintain their commitment to education and young people? The purpose of this paper is to explore these issues, employing the results of a survey on successful school principalship with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Career Development, Midlife Transitions
Garland, Daniel J.; Barry, John R. – 1987
The present study utilized a multidimensional model of leadership (Chelladurai & Carron, 1978) to examine the influence of personality traits and perceived leader behaviors on performance in collegiate football. Collegiate football players (n=272) from three southeastern United States universities were administered Cattell's Sixteen Personality…
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Football, Higher Education, Leadership Styles
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Davison, P. Dru – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2007
This study examined the relationship between band director leadership styles and the strength of student leadership within the bands. This study also examined the differences between leadership styles, student leadership strength, and band festival ratings (marching and concert). Subjects (N = 42) were band directors from Texas and Arkansas who…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Leadership Styles, Musicians, Student Leadership
Jordan, Debra J. – Camping Magazine, 1996
Successful leaders possess technical, human relations, and conceptual skills. Often, due to its complexity, leadership is overlooked as a teachable skill. Choosing a leadership style depends on several factors, including the leader, group, and situation. Six leadership styles (democratic, benevolent autocratic, consultive, participative,…
Descriptors: Camping, Group Dynamics, Human Relations, Interpersonal Competence
Salili, Farideh, Ed.; Hoosain, Rumjahn, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2010
Democratic political systems and the democratic way of life is aspired by most people around the world. Democracy is considered to be morally superior to other forms of political systems as it aspires to secure civil liberties, human rights, social justice and equality before the law for everyone regardless of their gender, culture, religion and…
Descriptors: Democracy, Multicultural Education, Cultural Differences, Citizenship Education
Astin, Helen S. – Journal of College Student Personnel, 1971
This study examines personality differences and similarities between student groups in protest activities by comparing activists to student leaders and random students. Results indicate many similarities in personality dimensions but protesters are more adventurous, autocratic and individualistic. They are also more spontaneous and irresponsible.…
Descriptors: Activism, Behavior Patterns, Individual Characteristics, Personality Assessment
Dixon, Tim; Priest, Simon – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Leadership, 1991
Responses of 75 expert outdoor leaders from Canada and the United States concerning leadership in 12 hypothetical backpacking scenarios provided partial support for a theory that predicted probability of leadership style (democratic, autocratic, or abdicratic) based on favorability of conditions, task orientation, and relationship orientation.…
Descriptors: Behavior Theories, Context Effect, Leadership Styles, Models
Wheeler, David L.; Wilhelm, Ian – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2011
As protesters across the Arab world demand an end to autocratic regimes that have drained universities of resources and suffocated critical thinking, scholars see some hope of an Arab renaissance and a new opening for American involvement. From the ancient Library of Alexandria to a new Islamic-arts museum in Qatar that holds 700-year-old…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Research and Development, International Education, Universities
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Watkins, Christopher – History of Education, 2007
This article explores an educational experiment mounted at a public school for girls in Bristol in the 1920s and 1930s. In examining the aims and methods of the Badminton School for girls in this period it aims to do two things. The first is to analyse the relationship between the gendered, class-based and nationalist values of the public school…
Descriptors: Leadership, Females, Educational Experiments, Racquet Sports
Garland, Daniel J. – 1987
This paper describes a computer scoring program, written in Commodore BASIC, that offers an efficient approach to the scoring of the Leadership Scale for Sports (LSS). The LSS measures: (1) the preferences of athletes for specific leader behaviors from the coach; (2) the perception of athletes regarding the actual leader behavior of their coach;…
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Computer Oriented Programs, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education
Callan, Laurence Brian – 1967
A study was made of effects of two different leadership treatments on perception of nonverbal stimuli relating to concepts of leaders, authority, and cohesion as measured by changes in the Semantic Differential Scale. Subjects (28 Yaqui Indian and Mexican-American members of the Neighborhood Youth Corps) were randomly assigned to an autocratic…
Descriptors: American Indians, Analysis of Variance, Behavior Change, Bibliographies
Garland, Daniel J.; Barry, John R. – 1987
The present study, based on Chelladurai and Carron's (1978) multidimensional theory of leadership, sought to determine if selected personality traits and specific leader behaviors are predictive of performance in collegiate football. Prior to regular season competition, collegiate football players (N=272) from three southeastern United States…
Descriptors: Athletes, Football, Higher Education, Leadership Qualities
Sloat, Sharolyn G.; Hoppe, Ron A. – 1991
A junior team and a masters team of precision skaters in Canada were coached under two conditions. In one condition the coach used a monologue and the skaters were not permitted to ask questions or otherwise interact with the coach. In the other condition the coach interacted in a dialogue with team members. Both teams had significantly higher…
Descriptors: Athletes, Athletic Coaches, Communication Research, Dialogs (Language)
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