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Leadership and the role of spirituality: A qualitative study of university presidents in U.S. higher education


2009 2009

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Abstract (summary)

The intersection of leadership, identity and spirituality is explored in this qualitative study of university presidents in U.S. higher education. Based on the premise that without leadership from individuals, informed by their whole, integrated and authentic selves, the entire enterprise of higher education may suffer, this inquiry examined how presidents in higher education experience and enact their spirituality. The lives of six leaders of public and private, religious and nonreligious affiliated universities (small and large) are traced from early careers to current positions and what enabled or disabled the enactment of their spirituality as a dimension of their leadership. Conclusions focus on individual, organizational and institutional level recommendations in the role of higher education to facilitate integration of internal and external dimensions of self, identity and professional responsibilities.

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Subject
School administration;
Spirituality;
Higher education
Classification
0514: School administration
0647: Spirituality
0745: Higher education
Identifier / keyword
Philosophy, religion and theology; Education; College presidents; Leadership; Spirituality; University
Title
Leadership and the role of spirituality: A qualitative study of university presidents in U.S. higher education
Author
Neice, Joan Margaret
Number of pages
303
Publication year
2009
Degree date
2009
School code
0180
Source
DAI-A 71/01, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109566628
University/institution
Portland State University
University location
United States -- Oregon
Degree
Ed.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3391679
ProQuest document ID
304985911
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304985911/abstract
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