I= A STUDY OF RELATIONSHIP AMONG LEADERSHIP BEHAVIOR OF COLLEGE PRINCIPALS AND THEIR SUBORDINATES‚€™ JOB SATISFACTION AND ACCEPTANCE OF LEADER A PATH-GOAL APPROACH
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Title of Thesis
A STUDY OF RELATIONSHIP AMONG LEADERSHIP BEHAVIOR OF COLLEGE PRINCIPALS AND THEIR SUBORDINATES‚€™ JOB SATISFACTION AND ACCEPTANCE OF LEADER A PATH-GOAL APPROACH

Author(s)
Riffat-Un-Nisa
Institute/University/Department Details
Institute of Education and Research/ University of the Punjab
Session
2003
Subject
Education
Number of Pages
310
Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
college principals, job satisfaction, path-goal theory, trait theories, leadership, behavior theories

Abstract
This study was designed to test the path-goal theory of leadership in an educational setting. It investigated the relationship among leadership of degree college principals, selected organizational and personal characteristics, and faculty job satisfaction, acceptance of leader and job expectancies. The moderators tested in three-way interactions included task structure, role ambiguity, stress, need for autonomy, need for achievement, perception about ability and locus of control. Leadership style was defined in four dimensions, (directive, supportive, participative, and achievement-oriented ) and was measured by the leader behavior items. Subordinates‚€™ satisfaction was measured by the job Descriptive Index. Job expectancy I (effort leads to performance) and expectancy II (performance lead to rewards) were also examined by Job expectancy scale. The measuring instrument comprising 149 items was administered to teachers. An instrument consisting of 29 items about role ambiguity and stress was administered to the principals. Response were received from 854 lectures and 138 principals who wee randomly selected. Measure of all four path-goal leader behaviors, seven moderators, and all nine subordinates‚€™ outcomes were obtained. An additional moderating variable, ‚€˜stress‚€™ was also tested in this study. A total of forty-eight hypotheses were tested in this study. Correlation analysis indicated that leadership styles were positively related to job expectancies and negatively related to acceptance of leader and job satisfaction. There were no differences between male and female respondents on any dependent measure. The new variables stress, had negative significant correlation with acceptance of leader and job satisfaction. Majority was satisfied with their work on the job, supervision, coworkers and job in general ; but was dissatisfied with their pay and the promotion policy. Regression analysis indicated that only experiences and length of service under current principal had significant effect on acceptance and satisfaction. MANCOVA was used to know the moderating effect of situational variables on the relationship of leadership style and subordinates‚€™ outcomes controlling the effect of role ambiguity and stress of the principals. Findings indicated that the environmental factor and subordinates‚€™ characteristics differentially affected subordinates‚€™ outcomes relationship with the four leader behaviors. The support for the theory was limited. Only 19 of the 36 three way interactions were according to the predictions of theory. All the result of the study were discussed in relation to the path-goal theory and possible reason for the limited support were also discussed

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1 0 Contents
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2 1 Introduction 1
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  1.1 Statement Of The Problem 4
  1.2 Significance Of The Problem 4
  1.3 Objectives Of The Study 6
  1.4 Scope Of The Study 7
  1.5 Delimitation Of The Study 13
  1.6 Assumptions Of The Study 15
  1.7 Definition Of Terms 15
  1.8 Organization Of The Study 18
3 2 Review Of Related Literature 19
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  2.1 Leadership 19
  2.2 Trait Theories 21
  2.3 Behavior Theories 24
  2.4 Situational Theories 26
  2.5 Path-Goal Theory 33
  2.6 Predictions Of Path-Goal Theory 41
  2.7 Description Of Path-Goal Variables 45
  2.8 Situational Moderating Variables 48
  2.9 Research Studies Using Path-Goal Theory 70
4 3 Schematic Presentation Of The Variables Under Study 82
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  3.1 Conceptual Framework Of Variables Under Study 83
  3.2 Null Hypotheses 87
  3.3 Population And Sampling 94
  3.4 Questionnaire: Development And Description 95
  3.5 Source Of Data 105
  3.6 Collection Of Data 105
  3.7 Research Design 106
  3.8 Data Analysis 106
5 4 Data Analysis 112
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  4.1 Analysis Of Demographic Data 113
  4.2 Statistical Analysis Of The Data 119
6 5 Summary, Findings Conclusions, Discussion And Recommendations 201
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  5.1 Summary 201
  5.2 Findings 203
  5.3 Conclusions 225
  5.4 Discussion And Implications Of Findings For Path-Goal Theory 231
  5.5 Discussion And Implication Of Findings For College Principals 244
  5.6 Recommendations For Further Research 249
  5.7 Bibliography 251
  5.8 Appendixes 264