Leadership Effectiveness of Collegiate Aviation Program Leaders: A Four-frame Analysis

This article reports on a study that examined the perceived leadership effectiveness of aviation program leaders at higher education institutions utilizing the four leadership frames (Bolman and Deal, 2008). A frame is defined as a tactic that allows an individual to gain a perspective on a given situation. The four frames used in this study are structural, human resources, political, and symbolic. The authors developed and fielded an anonymous online survey which was electronically to aviation faculty and staff members (n = 878) at University Aviation Association higher education institutions (n = 100 institutions). There were 226 usable surveys completed (25.7% response rate). Of the respondents, 142 (62.8%) were classified as faculty members who serve in a full-time capacity, 13 (5.8%) were adjunct faculty, 62 (27.4%) were staff, and 9 (4.0%) were other. The faculty and staff were asked to use Five-point Likert scales to assess the perceived leadership effectiveness of aviation program leaders. The authors’ analysis found no significant difference in perceived leadership effectiveness based on the primary leadership frame. Another analysis compared the perceived leadership effectiveness scores of the four frame groups (no frames, single frame, paired frames, and multiple frames) and found a significant difference in perceived leadership effectiveness based on the number of frames utilized. Aviation program leaders scored higher in perceived leadership effectiveness if they subscribed to the paired frames or multiple frames approaches. The authors note that most aviation faculty and staff feel that their leaders are being effective in their leadership roles.

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  • Authors:
    • Phillips, Ryan S
    • Baron, Mark A
  • Publication Date: 2013

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  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 107-127
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  • Accession Number: 01531973
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 26 2014 6:26PM