The Resource Examination of leadership practices of principals identified as servant leaders, by Timothy A. Taylor

Examination of leadership practices of principals identified as servant leaders, by Timothy A. Taylor

Label
Examination of leadership practices of principals identified as servant leaders
Title
Examination of leadership practices of principals identified as servant leaders
Statement of responsibility
by Timothy A. Taylor
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The purpose of this study was to conduct an analysis which compared and contrasted the leadership practices of principals who utilized servant leadership with those who do not utilize servant leadership. This analysis served to assess the leadership strengths and weaknesses utilizing the "best" leadership practices advocated by Kouzes and Posner's (1997). Though servant leadership has been written about and practiced by many leaders and researchers in the past few years it has had limited research conducted in a systematic quantitative manner. Due to the growing popularity of servant leadership the researcher felt that it was imperative to takes steps to not only explore its meaning but to examine the effectiveness this leadership provides. This study was divided into two phases. In the first phase the Self-Assessment of Servant Leadership (SASL) was used to survey Missouri public school principals to create two groups of principals for the second phase of the study. The results of the SASL were analyzed and one group of principals who utilize servant leadership and another group who do not utilize servant leadership were created. The second phase, utilizing Kouzes and Posner's (1997) Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI), examined the leadership effectiveness of each of the two identified groups of principals. Once the data were collected an analysis comparing and contrasting the "best leadership practices" of the two principal groups was conducted. Statistical analysis included a multi variate test which was conducted to determine if the demographic variables (prior educational experience, administrative experience, gender, ethnic background, school building level and personal level of education) were significantly related to the overall self assessed rating. An additional statistical analysis was conducted to examine the possible relationships between the five "best" leadership practices advocated by Kouzes and Posner (1997), as they relate to both the servant leader and non-servant leader principal groups. These "best" practices include: (1) challenging the process; (2) inspiring a shared vision; (3) enabling others to act; (4) modeling the way; (5) encouraging the heart. The data obtained from the Leadership Practices Inventory were analyzed using descriptive statistics and univariate analysis of variance (ANOVA). The research findings revealed that no demographic variable was significantly related to the overall SASL rating. The research findings also revealed that public school principals in Missouri who rate themselves high on the SASL are rated significantly higher by their teachers in the five leadership areas highlighted by the LPI. From these results one can assume that servant leaders, as identified using the SASL, are perceived by their teachers as more effective leaders as measured by the LPI
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Also available on the Internet.
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taylor, Timothy A.
Degree
Ed. D.
Dissertation year
2002.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Educational leadership
  • Leadership
  • School principals
  • Organizational change
Target audience
specialized
Label
Examination of leadership practices of principals identified as servant leaders, by Timothy A. Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 138-153)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
51276493
Dimensions
29 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 170 leaves
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Examination of leadership practices of principals identified as servant leaders, by Timothy A. Taylor
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 138-153)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
51276493
Dimensions
29 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 170 leaves
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote

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