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Leadership behaviour displayed by heads of school - its extent and importance

Vilkinas, Tricia and West, Deborah S. (2011). Leadership behaviour displayed by heads of school - its extent and importance. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management,33(4):347-361.

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Title Leadership behaviour displayed by heads of school - its extent and importance
Author Vilkinas, Tricia
West, Deborah S.
Journal Name Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management
Publication Date 2011
Volume Number 33
Issue Number 4
ISSN 1360-080X   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-79960543080
Start Page 347
End Page 361
Total Pages 14
Place of Publication OXFORDSHIRE
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract This paper reports results of analyses of data from an online 360° feedback survey with 19 heads of school 23 line managers and 120 significant others (peers, academic staff and administrative staff) from Australian universities. It focuses on the heads' effectiveness, and the extent and importance of several leadership roles. A series of repeated measures analyses of variance that examined the differences between the heads' of school self-perceptions and the perceptions of their line managers and significant others were undertaken. The analysis of the effectiveness data showed that the heads' of school self-evaluations were lower (but not significantly so) than the scores from the other two groups. The three groups agreed on how much importance they ascribed to the leadership roles, and on the extent to which these roles were displayed by the heads of school. There were significant differences between the roles in the extent to which they were displayed and considered important.
Keywords academic leadership
behavioural complexity
heads of school
Integrated Competing Value Framework
leadership effectiveness
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