School of Education
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Andragogy, Authentic Happiness, College, Servant Leadership, Servant Teaching
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Clemons, Michelle Lynn, "Relationship Between Authentic Happiness and Servant Leadership in a Midwestern State" (2018). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1665.
The purpose of this correlational research study was to investigate the relationship between authentic happiness and servant leadership among college professors. The study sought to close a gap in the research by examining the connection between authentic happiness as a positive psychological construct and servant leadership orientation by teachers in the classroom. Participants in the study included 71 faculty in a Midwestern state. Participants completed the Authentic Happiness Inventory, the Servant Leadership Profile-Revised, and demographic information on SurveyMonkey®. The results were analyzed using SPSS and a Spearman’s rho was calculated to determine the relationship between servant leadership and authentic happiness levels. A weak to moderate statistically significant positive relationship was found between servant leadership and authentic happiness resulting in rejecting the null hypothesis. Additional information about the study including discussion, implications, limitations, and suggestions for future research is included.
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