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The association between supervisor characteristics and program assistant motivation and success

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Lorelei Aldridge Jones (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
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Abstract: The association between specific leader characteristics and motivation/success of employees was investigated for the Nutrition Programs Supervisor position of the NC Cooperative Extension. A combination of leader self assessment, stakeholder rankings of competencies for leader positions, and workload data of employees was used to determine what, if any, association could be made between Supervisor characteristics and Nutrition Program Assistant success. Results showed a general agreement in regards to the importance of particular characteristics to the position. A priority ranking of competencies by importance to the position of Nutrition Programs Supervisor however showed disagreement between positions asked to complete the instrument. All Nutrition Programs Supervisors were found to possess some motivational leadership characteristics, however differences in performance existed in Nutrition Program Assistants in the 10 supervision areas studied. Findings support continued research to determine the impact of specific leader characteristics on employee performance and motivation.

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Thesis
A Thesis Submitted to the University of North Carolina Wilmington in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Education
Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
Employee motivation, Personnel management--United States, Supervisors--United States
Subjects
Employee motivation
Supervisors -- United States
Personnel management -- United States