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Perceptions of an effective leader by professional traffic operations engineers


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Abstract (summary)

This study examines the perception of an effective leader by Professional Traffic Operations Engineers (PTOE) using the Systematic Multiple Level Observation of Groups (SYMLOG) model. A causal-comparative quantitative research was conducted using nonparametric statistical methods. No statistically significant differences were present in participants, views of effective leadership as a function of public-private sectors, country, tenure, or gender. Specific areas of leadership examined, and for which differences were not revealed, were: (a) values on dominance versus values on submissiveness, (b) values on friendly behavior versus values on unfriendly behavior, and (c) values on accepting task orientation of established authority versus values on opposing task orientation of established authority. This research determined that effective leadership may be viewed as a construct independent of participant demographics. Since this investigation is the first empirical study of its kind for PTOEs, replication and additional research is recommended.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Management;
Engineers;
Traffic control;
Leadership;
Models;
Behavior;
Studies
Classification
0454: Management
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Effective leader; Leadership; SYMLOG; Traffic operations engineers
Title
Perceptions of an effective leader by professional traffic operations engineers
Author
Chandra, Reggie J.
Number of pages
184
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
1058
Source
DAI-A 66/08, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
0542303213, 9780542303210
Advisor
Bocarnea, Mihai
University/institution
Regent University
University location
United States -- Virginia
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3188220
ProQuest document ID
305383995
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305383995
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