Higher Education Managers/Executives/Administrators
To identify relationships between transformational leadership and
organizational decision making processes in the Coalition for Christian Colleges and
The random sample of 25 of the 88 CCU (28%) were asked to
participate in the project, with 14 completing the instruments. A senior administrator
completed the Decision Processes Profile, an instrument for assessing the decision-making
processes in organizations (Feitler et al., 1991) and the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPISelf) was used to assess perceptions of transformational leadership.
"The findings suggested that transformational leadership practices and
decision making processes were not closely related. As hypothesized, transformational
leaders had less fluid participation in decision making processes. The results also
supported the hypothesis that there was no relationship between leadership practices and
organization demographics in decision processes" (p. 103).
Within-set correlations from the canonical correlational analysis revealed that few
"of the correlations were high...and many of the correlations were near zero, most of the LPI factors would appear to be independent of each other" (p. 108).