Superiors' and subordinates' perceptions and expectations of the leader behavior of the dean of instruction : a survey of the North Carolina community college system

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Edward Wilton Cox (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Roland H. Nelson

Abstract: The concern of this investigation was chiefly with a description of faculty perceptions of and expectations for the dean of instruction's leader behavior as compared with similar ratings by the president and the dean himself. In this study the faculty were referred to as subordinates and the presidents were referred to as superiors. Perceptions of leader behavior reflect the different styles of leader behavior in which educational administrators engage in interacting with and relating to their various reference groups. Expectations of leader behavior reflect the different roles which administrators must seek to fulfill in the course of their duties. Previous studies suggest that educational administrators adopt different styles of leader behavior in dealing with different groups, and that they experience role conflict stemming from conflicting perceptions and expectations of superiors and subordinates.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 1974
Executive ability
Deans (Education) $z North Carolina
College administrators $z North Carolina
Behaviorism (Psychology)

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