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ERIC Number: EJ1152990
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 85
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0951-354X
Which Types of Leadership Styles Do Followers Prefer? A Decision Tree Approach
Salehzadeh, Reza
International Journal of Educational Management, v31 n7 p865-877 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to propose a new method to find the appropriate leadership styles based on the followers' preferences using the decision tree technique. Design/methodology/approach: Statistical population includes the students of the University of Isfahan. In total, 750 questionnaires were distributed; out of which, 680 accurate questionnaires were used for data analysis. This research in five steps proposes a framework to extract the information about the leadership styles that followers like and this method is examined for situational leadership theory's styles among the university students. Findings: Based on the results of the decision tree model, 27 rules were discovered. Also, the findings imply that, most undergraduate, postgraduate, and PhD students prefer directing, coaching, and supporting styles, respectively. Originality/value: The results of this research help leaders to find a better understanding about the followers' preferences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran