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dc.contributor.advisorHutchinson, Sandra L. (Sandra Lynn), 1956-eng
dc.contributor.authorKitchen, Todd L.eng
dc.date.issued2012eng
dc.date.submitted2012 Springeng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on August 29, 2012).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. Sandy Hutchinsoneng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri-Columbia 2012eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Educational leadership and policy analysiseng
dc.description"May 2012"eng
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this mixed-methods study was to examine the success factors of five African American men serving in executive leadership positions in the state of Arkansas. Five men agreed to participate in the study which included a demographic survey and semi-structured interview. The interview questions were designed to gauge the participants' views on leadership, mentorship, spirituality, career, and personal development. The interview questions were semi-structured and open ended to allow the participants to share additional insights. Web content, magazine articles, and program flyers were also examined. The research questions focused on the leaders' definition of leadership, their understanding of spirituality, the impact of mentorship, and the impact of their own personal upbringing and development. The findings included a common denominator among the leaders: strong supportive families that provided the necessary motivation for these leaders early on in life and set these men on a path to success. The leaders described how mentors and family members instilled in them a sense of responsibility toward aiding and assisting others. Finally, the leaders acknowledged how their spiritual/religious beliefs were a major factor in the motivation for the work they do as higher education executive level leaders.eng
dc.format.extentviii, 143 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc872568866eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/15005
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/15005eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations.eng
dc.subjecthigher educationeng
dc.subjectcareer aspirationseng
dc.subjectmentorshipeng
dc.subjectsuccess factorseng
dc.subjectAfrican American meneng
dc.titleAn examination of the success factors of African America [sic] men in executive leadership positions in Arkansas higher educationeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational leadership and policy analysis (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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