Abstract-Adams-Study of Leadership Program Models and Audiences

A Study of Leadership Program Models and Audiences and Their Relationship to Perceived Leadership Practices

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TITLE A Study of Leadership Program Models and Audiences and Their Relationship to Perceived Leadership Practices
 
RESEARCHER Johanna Reed Adams
Graduate School
University of Missouri-Columbia
Doctoral Dissertation: December 1999

OBJECTIVE
To explore leadership practices in family support programs.

METHODOLOGY
The population was made up of adults in Missouri who participated in one of two community leadership development program models. One complete cohort was sampled to represent graduates of the enhanced and the chamber models. The response rate of 71.3 percent yielded a sample of 238 respondents. Pre- and post-program measurements were taken with the Leadership Practices Inventory.

KEY FINDINGS
Internal reliability coefficients (Cronbach’s Alpha) for this sample were as follows: Challenging (.83), Inspiring (.82), Enabling (.83), Modeling (.82), and Encouraging (.84). Two-way ANOVA with time of measurement and model as independent variables for each of the five LPI scales revealed significant relationships for Challenging, Inspiring and Enabling on the models dimension, but not for Modeling and Encouraging. Time of measurement did not significantly affect any of the leadership practices nor was there any interaction effect with the models.

Internal reliability coefficients (Cronbach’s Alpha) for this sample were as follows: Challenging (.83), Inspiring (.82), Enabling (.83), Modeling (.82), and Encouraging (.84). Two-way ANOVA with time of measurement and model as independent variables for each of the five LPI scales revealed significant relationships for Challenging, Inspiring and Enabling on the models dimension, but not for Modeling and Encouraging. Time of measurement did not significantly affect any of the leadership practices nor was there any interaction effect with the models.

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