Leadership, Perception, and Success: An Investigation of Leadership Styles at Selected Higher Education Institutions in Texas


Justin Ball

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D)


Higher Education Leadership EdD

Date of Award

Summer 2018


The purpose of this study was to examine the perceived leadership styles of leaders within Texas higher education institutions, specifically focusing on chief academic officers. In addition, the researcher attempted to link leadership styles to the demographics of the institutions and participants and to determine the relationship, if any, between the selected faculty members’ perception of their chief academic officer’s leadership style and their job satisfaction within selected institutions in the state of Texas. Focus was on three public 4-year institutions across Texas. All three universities are similar in faculty size, student enrollment, funding, and location. The specific procedures that were used for this study included (a) home Institution IRB approval, (b) additional institutions’ IRB approvals (c) design of the study, (d) selection and development of instruments, (e) selection of participants, (f) data collection, and (g) the treatment of data.


Jon E Travis

Subject Categories

Education | Educational Leadership | Higher Education