abstract loftis A Study of Related Factors to Leadership Practices Scores of Administrators of Adult Reentry Programs for Persons Formerly Incarcerated in the United States

A Study of Related Factors to Leadership Practices Scores of Administrators of Adult Reentry Programs for Persons Formerly Incarcerated in the United States

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TITLE A Study of Related Factors to Leadership Practices Scores of Administrators of Adult Reentry Programs for Persons Formerly Incarcerated in the United States
 
RESEARCHER Francis McAfree Loftis
School of Church and Family Ministries
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Wake Forest, NC)
Unpublished doctoral dissertation: December 2012

OBJECTIVE
The purpose of this research project was to examine how transformational leadership practices of administrators of adult reentry programs relate to the success of an adult reentry program, collaboration with the community, and faith-based orientation.

METHODOLOGY
There were 101 adult reentry administrators, representing thirty states of the United States and the District of Columbia, who participated in the online survey (12% response rate). They completed the Leadership Practices Inventory and provided information about the number of collaborative partnerships with community service agencies, percentages of agency recidivism rates of clients served, and faith-based orientation of the agency.

KEY FINDINGS
The most frequently engaged in leadership practice was Model, followed by Encourage, then Challenge, Inspire and Enable.

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