International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Leadership Style in Social Work Educational Administration
Dr. Patricia Desrosiers

The leadership styles of social work educational administrators have been understudied. Very few articles have utilized the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire 5x-short (Avolio & Bass, 2004) to explore social work leadership (Gellis, 2001; Mary, 2005; Mizrahi & Berger, 2001), and none of this research explored social work educational administrators practicing in colleges and universities. The hypotheses that social work educational administrators would utilize transformational leadership practices more often than other types and that these practices would be more effective than the other types were supported by this exploratory study. Implications for social work educational leadership are discussed.

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