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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)



First Advisor

Michael Gilbert

First Committee Member

Patrick Catania

Second Committee Member

Mari G. Irvin

Third Committee Member

Fred Muskal

Fourth Committee Member

William Stock


Purpose of the study was-to evaluate performance effectiveness of administrators by faculty in selected National League for Nursing accredited programs. The research questions focused on congruity in perceptions of Performance Effectiveness in relation to Performance of selected administrative activities, Importance of the activities, Administrative Styles used by the administrator to achieve departmental goals, and maintaining Institutional Milieu.

The modified DECA (Departmental Evaluation of Chairperson Activities) was used for data collection. Data analyses were based on 478 DECA-Faculty Reactions to Chairperson Activities and 60 DECA-Chairperson Information Forms.

ANOVA results indicated three of the seven faculty variables and two of the nine administrator variables had significant effect on selected faculty ratings of the administrator Performance Effectiveness. Significant mean differences between faculty and administrator self-ratings were found in four out of the twelve subscales. Pearson correlation showed significant coefficient in one of the subscales and four out of the twelve subscale ratings were negatively correlated.



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