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Leadership: Practices used by online instructors in higher education


2003 2003

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Abstract (summary)

The purpose of this phenomenological research was to identify and examine the leadership practices college and university instructors use when teaching online classes. One hundred and fifty eight online instructors from accredited colleges and universities throughout the United States completed the Kouzes and Posner Student Leadership Practices Inventory (1998). Eighteen high scoring instructors participated in an additional interview regarding their leadership practices in the online classroom. As a result, 15 Major Nomothetic Themes, 24 Minor Nomothetic Themes, and 2 Clusters of Major Nomothetic Themes were identified. It was concluded that the online instructors demonstrated transformational leadership by: (1) trusting their students; (2) developing personal relationships; (3) assigning interdependent group projects; (4) building rapport; and (5) emphasizing meaningful application.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Higher education;
Management;
Leadership;
Online instruction;
Studies
Classification
0745: Higher education
0454: Management
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Education; Higher education; Leadership; Online; Virtual leadership
Title
Leadership: Practices used by online instructors in higher education
Author
Ledbetter, Tammy Webb
Number of pages
142
Publication year
2003
Degree date
2003
School code
0850
Source
DAI-A 64/12, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
Advisor
Kolberg, Sandy
University/institution
University of Phoenix
University location
United States -- Arizona
Degree
D.M.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3115309
ProQuest document ID
305258114
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305258114/abstract
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