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ERIC Number: ED575575
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 107
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-3696-4408-1
Self Perceived Leadership Styles of Male and Female Superintendents in Wisconsin Public Schools
Rieckmann, Kelly Renée
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Edgewood College
The number of female superintendents in Wisconsin public schools remains disproportionately low compared to males. With research supporting a connection between female leaders and transformational leadership, the question as to why more females do not enter the realm of leadership and how they see themselves as leaders remains unanswered. This quantitative research sought to find whether or not there was a statistically significant difference between female and male superintendents' self-perceived transformational leadership behaviors in Wisconsin public school districts. Using the survey tool, Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ), the finding was that female respondents self-assessed their transformational and transactional leadership behaviors and outcomes with greater statistical significance more often than males. While more research into the leadership of the superintendency needs to be done, these findings may be used to encourage school boards to consider leadership behaviors when hiring and to encourage current superintendent leaders to reflect on their own leadership styles. [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: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire