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dc.contributor.advisorWinter, Katherineen_US
dc.contributor.authorAbbott, Angela R.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-26T20:16:59Z
dc.date.available2017-07-26T20:16:59Z
dc.date.issued2017-06-23en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/113918
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this quantitative study was to assess the Purdue Extension county directors’ level of engagement and leadership style and to examine the relationship between these two variables. The study aimed to inform a professional development training program for all Purdue Extension county extension directors. Survey data were collected from 86 Purdue Extension county extension directors. Analyses were conducted using descriptive statistics, t-tests, one-way analysis of variance, and hierarchical linear regression. Within the study, it was found that the levels of employee engagement among Purdue Extension county extension directors were average, bordering on high, and that these levels of engagement did not differ when demographics, such as gender, age, and years of service were taken into account. Additionally, it was found that participants scored higher than the norm for transformational leadership styles and lower than the norm for transactional leadership styles. The researcher discovered that there were no significant differences in transformational and passive-avoidant leadership by demographic factors, such as gender, age, years of service, and program area; however, there was a significant difference in transactional leadership among the county extension directors aged 22-35. Finally, the results indicated that transformational leadership significantly predicts employee engagement. As such, a focus should be made to build transformational leadership skills in order to increase employee engagement. Therefore, the researcher proposes to implement a professional development program specifically designed for county extension directors ages 22-35 that builds transformational leadership skills.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCreighton Universityen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is retained by the Author. A non-exclusive distribution right is granted to Creighton University and to ProQuest following the publishing model selected above.en_US
dc.titlePurdue Extension: Employee Engagement and Leadership Styleen_US
dc.typeDissertation
dc.rights.holderAngela Abbotten_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.description.noteProQuest Traditional Publishing Optionen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorAbbott, Angela R.en_US
dc.degree.levelEdD (Doctor of Education)en_US
dc.degree.disciplineInterdisciplinary Ed.D. Program in Leadershipen_US
dc.degree.nameEd.D. Program in Leadershipen_US
dc.degree.grantorGraduate Schoolen_US
dc.degree.committeeMartin, James Jr.en_US


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