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ERIC Number: ED556824
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 211
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-3037-7454-6
You Have What? Personality! Traits That Predict Leadership Styles for Elementary Administrators
Garcia, Melinda
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Our Lady of the Lake University
This research explored relationships between followers' perceptions of elementary school principals' Big Five Personality Traits, using the "International Personality Item Pool" (IPIP) (Goldberg, 1999), and principals' Leadership Styles, using the "Multi-factor Leadership Questionnaire" (MLQ) (Bass & Avolio, 2004). A sample of convenience (N = 242) consisting of elementary school teachers/paraprofessionals from eight elementary schools was used. The study found relationships between perceived personality traits and leadership styles. Open, Agreeable, and Emotionally Stable principals were perceived to be more Transformational Leaders. Open and Emotionally Stable principals were also perceived to be more Transactional Leaders. When principals were rated as Conscientious and Emotionally Unstable, they were perceived as Passive-Avoidant. [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:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire