Transformational leadership behaviors of winning college athletic program directors: A qualitative exploratory study

by Northington, Michael, D.B.A., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2015, 137 pages; 3718647

Abstract:

This research study examined the transformational leadership behaviors of college athletic directors. There have been many research studies on transformational leadership and influence on followers. Though there has been considerable research on transformational leadership behaviors, the studies primarily focused on leadership in a business environment. Very few studies have focused on the transformational leadership behaviors of college athletic directors. Most of the research studies on the transformational leadership behaviors of college athletic directors are quantitative studies. The purpose of this study was to use a qualitative exploratory methodology approach to explore the transformational leadership behaviors of college athletic directors of top-rated college athletic programs. Semistructured interviews were conducted to identify the transformational leadership behaviors demonstrated by the college athletic directors. The results of the study revealed the transformational leadership behaviors of the college athletic directors. Three main themes were revealed from the analysis of the data: taking care of the student athletes, supporting the coaches, and adhering to the NCAA and NAIA rules.

AdviserMarc Muchnick
SchoolCAPELLA UNIVERSITY
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsManagement; Higher education
Publication Number3718647

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