Date

3-2017

Department

School of Business

Degree

Doctor of Business Administration

Chair

Melanie A Hicks

Keywords

Passive-Avoidant Leadership, Student Outcomes, Transformational Leadership

Disciplines

Business | Management Information Systems | Other Business

Abstract

The National Nuclear Security Administration, the governmental agency responsible for safeguarding and security the United States’ nuclear weapons production and research facilities, employs an armed protective force that responds to the full spectrum of threats. Governmental reports previously identified protective force performance in need of improvement. The purpose of this quantitative study, through the use of correlational research, is to identify the beneficial leadership characteristics of instructors, from the full range of leadership model, that enhance training and increase officer performance during training and improve mission performance. The Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) was used to identify instructor leadership characteristics and student outcomes. Consistent with previous research results, transformational leadership had a stronger significant positive relationship with student outcomes than transactional and passive-avoidant leadership.

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