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«According to Bass’ (1990) summary of fifty years of research and nearly thirty dichotomy-based theories, leaders influence people through ...»

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YARBOROUGH, J. PRESTON, Ph.D. The Development and Validation of the

Leadership Versatility Index for Students (LVI-S). (2011)

Directed by Dr. James M. Benshoff and Dr. Craig S. Cashwell pp. 350

According to Bass’ (1990) summary of fifty years of research and nearly thirty

dichotomy-based theories, leaders influence people through autocratic use of power

(task-oriented) or through democratic use of power (people-oriented). Each style

produces unique tensions and tradeoffs, but versatile leaders can incorporate strategies from both sides of the dichotomy, depending on situational needs (Kaplan, 1996).

Versatile leaders avoid overusing strengths to the point of weakness—a frequently overlooked leadership flaw (Kaplan & Kaiser, 2006). The versatile leader concept shares much with synergistic supervision, a student affairs supervision model (Winston & Creamer, 1997; 1998). Synergistic supervisors blend strengths from autocratic and democratic approaches, creating synergistic relationships with those they lead (Winston & Creamer, 1997; 1998). Synergy and versatility may be considered different sides of the same coin.

Until the Leadership Versatility Index—Student (LVI-S), no quantitative, multirater measure of leadership versatility was available for campus leaders. The LVI-S was derived from the executive-focused Leadership Versatility Index® (Kaplan and Kaiser, 2006). Participants were recruited from departments of housing and residence life across seven institutions in the Southeastern United States, including staff from small private colleges through large public universities. Resident Advisor supervisees (n = 262) rated leadership characteristics of their Hall Directors (n = 52); the study averaged 4.9 ratersper-leader. Convergent validity was tested using the Student Leadership Practices Inventory© (SLPI) (Kouzes & Posner, 2003); predictive validity was tested through a global effectiveness measure derived from Tsui’s (1984) effectiveness research.

LVI-S scale alphas exceeded.80 and scales offered compelling evidence of convergent and predictive validity. A strong predictive relationship was found between versatility and effectiveness (R =.60, Adj. R =.31, F = 7.72, p.01). Results validated the LVI-S for use in residence life settings and validated behavioral aspects of synergistic supervision. Applications for the LVI-S were discussed as well as avenues for future research.

THE DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF THE LEADERSHIP VERSATILITY

INDEX FOR STUDENTS (LVI-S) by J. Preston Yarborough A Dissertation Submitted to The Faculty of the Graduate School at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Partial Fulfillment of t

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This dissertation has been approved by the following committee of the Faculty of The Graduate School at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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This project was the result of an extraordinary community effort. First, I would like to thank my committee members. Leadership is not a common topic of study for counselor educators. Their patience and persistence made an enormous difference in the outcomes of this project. Second, the institutions participating were extraordinarily generous with their time, information, and assistance. The complexity and magnitude of this study caused it to run longer than anticipated, but I hope the results prove to be worth the wait. Their patience is greatly appreciated.

The scholarly contributions and cooperation of Kaplan DeVries, Inc. (particularly Rob Kaiser, Darren Overfield, and Bart Craig) are greatly appreciated. This project could not have been completed without your ongoing support. Jim Kouzes and Wiley Publishing are greatly appreciated as well, for allowing the SLPI to be used in this study.

The greater High Point and Greensboro restaurants that supported these efforts should also be noted. The staff of Moe’s Southwestern Grill, McAlister’s Deli, and Panera all have my continued patronage and gratitude. Thanks for the many bagels, teas, chili bowls, and burritios that sustained me through six years of study.

I want to thank the friends that provided support through the many trials of this process. Chris Ward, Cathy Hamilton (the staff of the Office of Leadership and ServiceLearning), Marin Burton, Paul Lessard, David Sanford, Rick Bender, Gerald Hutchinson, Glenn Newsome, and many others have been appreciated in ways I can’t begin to fathom.

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that Yarboroughs persevere. We know how proud Dad would be and that’s something we can share. It’s a celebration for him that we’ve made it this far.

The only Daddy my kids have known has been one writing a dissertation. Their support and prayers, their understanding when I had to leave on weekends to write;

although it pains me in many ways, their unconditional love will always be deeply felt.

They have been generous, even at an age when they shouldn’t have to be.

Mendy, you know more than I do the sacrifices our family has made. Thank you for understanding and for sticking with me. We never knew it would be this hard. I love you with all my heart and I want you to know this was completed for all of us, not only for me. You accept me even when you don’t understand me—and that’s a love that’s tough to describe. Thanks for everything.





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LIST OF TABLES

LIST OF FIGURES

CHAPTER

I. INTRODUCTION

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v Contingency theories.

New schools of study.

Research advancements.

Advances in methods, analyses, and instrumentation

Developing Leadership in Corporate Environments

Competency Models

Derailment behaviors and metacompetencies

Problems with competency models.

Measuring Competency Models: Multi-rater Response Formats

The frequency response format

The evaluation response format.

Blind spots in measurement formats

Blind spots in the frequency format

Blind spots in the evaluative format.

Implications of blind spots

Summary of measurement.

The Versatile Leader Model

Leadership Versatility

Conceptual structure of the Leadership Versatility Index.............52 Too Little/Too Much response scale

Duality-based structure.

Forceful / Enabling duality.

Perspective one: Locus of power...............56 Perspective two: Decisionmaking.

Perspective three: Orientation

Strategic / Operational duality.

Psychometric Properties of the Leadership Versatility Index

The Forceful / Enabling factorial structure

Reliability of the LVI

Validity of the LVI

Value of LVI as a Development Tool

“The Future That Has Already Happened”

Shifting Leadership Paradigms

Development of Leadership in College and University Contexts.............67 How Do Leaders Develop in College and University Settings?

Concerns with Student Affairs Leadership Literature

Methodological Concerns

Critical Analysis of Self-report Validity and Student Affairs Research Methods

vi A meta-analysis of self-report data.

Problems with self-report leadership data

Summary for conditions of validity and limitations of self-reported data

Comparisons of Self-reported Data to Observer-reported Data

Multi-rater meta-analysis incorporating peer and supervisor ratings.

Multi-rater meta-analysis incorporating peer, superior, and supervisee ratings.

Implications of directional ratings.

The self-ratings of the unskilled and unaware

Summary comparing self-reported data to observer-reported data

Levels of Analysis

The ecological fallacy

Self-awareness and multi-rater methodology.

Summary of levels of analysis

Development of Leadership in Housing and Residence Life Contexts

Student Leadership Context: Housing and Residence Life

Paraprofessionals in housing and residence-life..............102 The Resident Advisor role.

The Hall Director role

Leadership Styles and Leadership Development in Residence Hall Settings

General Observations About Paraprofessional Residence Hall Leadership and Governance

Interpersonal Characteristics and Skills of Paraprofessionals

Paraprofessional Role Clarity

Paraprofessional Supervisory Styles

The Authoritarian Supervisor.

The Laissez-faire Supervisor.

The RA’s RA.

The Synergistic Supervisor.

Development and Supervision of Student Affairs Professionals.............113 Problematic Approaches to Supervision

Systematic Development and Supervision of Student Affairs Professionals

High quality supervision.

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III. METHODOLOGY

Research Questions and Hypotheses

Participants

Instrumentation

Leadership Versatility Index-Student (LVI-S)

The Leadership Practices Inventory Student Version (SLPI)

Reputational Effectiveness Scale

Demographic Questionnaire

viii Procedures

Modifying the LVI into the Leadership Versatility Index—Student (LVI-S)

Establishing the Scope of the LVI-S

Item Modifications for the LVI-S

Development of LVI-S Assessment Platform

Commercial LVI assessment platform

LVI-S administration platform.

Administration of the Study

Data Analysis

IV. RESULTS

Sample Characteristics

Hall Directors

Resident Advisors

Instrument Psychometrics

Research Hypotheses

Research Question 1

Principal Components Analysis: Forceful Dimension.

Principal Components Analysis: Enabling Dimension

Inverse relationship of the Forceful and Enabling dimensions

Research Question 2

Research Question 3

Research Question 4

Research Question 5

Forceful dimension analysis.

Enabling dimension analysis

Direction of rating discrepancies.

Enabling dimension agreement groups and correlates of effectiveness.

Research Question 6

V. CONCLUSIONS

Overview

Discussion

Estimates of Reliability

Internal consistency.

Inter-rater reliability

ix Measuring Leadership Versatility in a Housing and Residence Life Context

Research Question 1

Research Question 2

Research Question 3

Research Question 4

Research Question 5

Research Question 6

Limitations

Implications for College / University Counseling

Suggestions for Future Research

Conclusion

REFERENCES

APPENDIX A. HALL DIRECTOR RESPONSE FORM USED FOR MAIN

STUDY

APPENDIX B. RESIDENT ADVISOR RESPONSE FORM USED FOR

MAIN STUDY

APPENDIX C. LVI-S FIELD TEST ITEMS FOR PILOT STUDY

APPENDIX D. ITEMS SUBMITTED FOR EXPERT REVIEW

APPENDIX E. FIRST REVISED SET OF ITEMS

APPENDIX F. INITIAL SET OF PROPOSED ITEMS

APPENDIX G. PERMISSION FOR LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

INVENTORY

APPENDIX H. PERMISSION FOR LEADERSHIP VERSATILITY INDEX.............316 APPENDIX I. INFORMED CONSENT, FOCUS GROUP PARTICIPANT.................317 APPENDIX J. INFORMED CONSENT, PILOT STUDY HALL DIRECTOR...........320 APPENDIX K. INFORMED CONSENT, EXPERT REVIEW

APPENDIX L. PILOT STUDY SCRIPT

APPENDIX M. PILOT STUDY RECRUITMENT E-MAIL

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APPENDIX O. MAIN STUDY FOLLOW-UP HALL DIRECTOR

RECRUITMENT

APPENDIX P. MAIN STUDY RA RECRUITMENT LETTER—HALL

DIRECTOR

APPENDIX Q. MAIN STUDY FOLLOW-UP RA RECRUITMENT LETTER...........332

APPENDIX R: HALL DIRECTOR SUPERVISOR RECRUITMENT

LETTER

APPENDIX S. INSTITUTIONAL LETTER OF SUPPORT EXAMPLE

APPENDIX T. MAIN STUDY INFORMED CONSENT, HALL DIRECTOR...........335 APPENDIX U. INFORMED CONSENT, RESIDENT ADVISOR

APPENDIX V. INFORMED CONSENT SUPERVISOR OF HALL

DIRECTOR

APPENDIX W. ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES.................344 APPENDIX X. EXPLANATION OF JOINT-STANDING SCORES



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