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This study examined the relationship between the self perceived job satisfaction of chief academic officers and the leadership style of the presidents of the institutions. The relationship between these two variables and the selected demographics of age, gender, and length of service in the current position of the president and the chief academic officer was examined. Bolman and Deal's Leadership Orientations (Other) leadership survey instrument, the Mohrman-Cooke-Mohrman Job Satisfaction Scale, and a demographic questionnaire were sent to the 446 chief academic officers of Baccalaureate II institutions in the United States and the District of Columbia. Responses were received from 235 chief academic officers. Using these responses, presidents were classified as being single framed leaders, paired frame leaders, or multi-frame leaders. Comparisons were made among the job satisfaction means within each of these classifications and based upon the demographics. Results of this study indicated significant differences in the job satisfaction of chief academic officers based upon the leadership frame(s) of their presidents. These differences most often occurred in extrinsic and overall job satisfaction with the Human Resources frarne as a single frame or as one of a paired frame or multi-frame leadership styles having a higher mean than leadership styles that employed the Political frame.
Crist, Barbara E., "A study of the relationship of the job satisfaction of chief academic officers of institutions of higher education and the perceived leadership style of the institution's president." (1999). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 8685.