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Desired leadership characteristics: Perceptions of Iowa State University Extension personnel


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The purpose of this study was to examine desired leadership characteristics by Extension field staff using a constructive replication of a University of Wisconsin study (Joseph & Aldag, 1999) regarding preference of desired leader values. The study utilized the work of leader values by Kouzes and Posner (1995). The significance of the study rested with understanding how physical proximity between personnel and leader affected preferred leader values.

Data were collected from 154 of the 210 Iowa State University Extension field staff during July 2004, ninety-five percent reporting a geographical distance of one mile from their supervisor. Other dependent variables were age, gender, organization tenure, job classification, and program area. Conclusions were. (1) Survey results yielded a list of most preferred leader values by means: Honest (15.98), Competent (15.04), Forward-looking (13.79), Fair-minded (13.32), Dependable (12.99), Supportive (11.84), and Broadminded (11. 71). (2) The least preferred leader values were: Ambitious (5.01), Courageous (5.33), Independent (6.32), Mature (8.10), Loyal (8.59), Self-controlled (9.14), and Caring (9.54). (3) There was no statistically significant difference in preferred values of a leader and the independent variables of age, gender, program area, job classification, or Extension tenure of a respondent. (4) There was no statistically significant difference in preferred values of a leader and geographic distance between a respondent and respective supervisor.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Higher education;
School administration
Classification
0745: Higher education
0514: School administration
Identifier / keyword
Education, Distance leadership, Extension personnel, Iowa State University, Leadership
Title
Desired leadership characteristics: Perceptions of Iowa State University Extension personnel
Author
Glenn, Sherry Teachout
Number of pages
183
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
0138
Source
DAI-A 66/06, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542188954, 0542188953
Advisor
Stick, Sheldon
University/institution
The University of Nebraska - Lincoln
University location
United States -- Nebraska
Degree
Ed.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3179095
ProQuest document ID
305461415
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305461415
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