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ERIC Number: ED556162
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 166
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-3035-6043-9
The Self-Perceived Leadership Styles of Chief State School Officers and Models of Educational Governance
Wiggins, Lori A.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, West Virginia University
This study examined the leadership styles of the chief state school officers of the United States and the District of Columbia. The entire population of 51 chief state school officers was surveyed and a response rate of 60% was obtained. The study examined the relationship between the leadership style, select demographic variables, and the specific models of educational governance. The "Leadership Orientation (Self) Instrument" (Bolman & Deal, 1990) was used. The survey instrument is based on the Bolman and Deal (1984, 1991c, 2003) four-frame model, which includes the structural, human resource, political, and symbolic leadership frames. The predominant leadership style of the chief state school officer was a multi-frame leadership style (53.3%), followed by a paired-frame leadership style (23.3%) with the least used leadership style being a single-frame (10.0%). The number of chief state school officers using a multi-frame leadership style was statistically significant. Additionally, a statistically significant relationship was found between the use of the human resource frame and the highest degree earned. Finally, the study concluded that a significant relationship existed between the years of experience as a chief state school officer leadership in comparison to the leadership frame means and a multi-frame leadership style. It appeared that the longer an individual was a chief state school officer the more likely they were to utilize all four frames and to possess a multi-frame leadership style. [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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