Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The School of Education
The aim of this study was to contribute to the literature on childcare director’s leadership styles and director’s self-perception. For leaders in childcare to be effective they must possess skills, characteristics, and traits of effective leadership which have been identified in the seminal literature of Bass (1995) and Burns (1979). This quantitative study examined early childhood leaders self-identification with the leadership styles in The Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) (Bass & Avolio, 1995) as well as other demographic variables which could contribute to early childhood leaders’ self-perception of leadership styles. This study was to break apart the three overarching leadership styles from the MLQ which include transformational, transactional, and passive/avoidant, to support leaders in childcare to develop their leadership skills to more closely align with characteristics associated with transformational leadership.
Grantham-Caston, Michelle P., "Investigating Leadership Styles of Childcare Directors" (2020). LSU Doctoral Dissertations. 5321.