Community college academic deans: leadership frames and stress

dc.contributor.advisor Larry H. Ebbers
dc.contributor.author Russell, Christopher
dc.contributor.department Curriculum and Instruction
dc.date 2018-08-23T11:49:25.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T07:20:21Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T07:20:21Z
dc.date.copyright Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2000
dc.date.issued 2000-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>The academic dean is a middle manager leader with multiple roles in community and technical colleges. This dean has the dual responsibility of guiding the direction of the academic program for faculty at the college and handling the daily tasks of administration;The deans' control over their roles was examined through their ability to influence situations with different leadership styles. Balancing the roles and daily contacts with students, staff, faculty and other administrators creates stress if the demands of the job are beyond the personal control of the dean. Executive stress costs educational organizations time and money. Through extensive study of leadership and organizations, Bolman and Deal (1984) found that the use of four leadership orientations (structural, human relations, political and symbolic) can give leaders increased control over tasks and events;The primary purpose of the study was to examine how personal and leadership orientation variables of community college academic deans (multiple frames used, highest frame used, self-preferred frame, and recognition of frame) influenced the self-reported measures of work-related stress and satisfaction of the deans. The compile data came from a survey of 324 deans;The most prevalent leadership frame among the deans was the human relations orientation. Deans with multiple leadership orientations reported lower stress, higher satisfaction and lower role-conflict compared to those deans who used one primary leadership orientation. Self-reported role-conflict and satisfaction scores for the deans were found to be the strongest predictors of stress. The use of multiple orientations, the number of faculty and support staff at the college, and the marital status of the deans were also related to lower dean stress;An implication of the study is that as academic deans in community colleges perform multiple tasks and roles, the use of more than one leadership frame may temper stress and enhance dean satisfaction.</p>
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dc.identifier.articleid 13357
dc.identifier.contextkey 6784499
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-13627
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dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/65717
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines Community College Education Administration
dc.subject.disciplines Community College Leadership
dc.subject.disciplines Educational Administration and Supervision
dc.subject.keywords Educational leadership and policy studies
dc.subject.keywords Education (Higher education)
dc.subject.keywords Higher education
dc.title Community college academic deans: leadership frames and stress
dc.type article
dc.type.genre dissertation
dspace.entity.type Publication
thesis.degree.level dissertation
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
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