Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2012

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management

First Advisor

Robert Bosselman

Abstract

Diverse managers are needed to successfully manage today's convoluted hospitality firms. Undergraduate hospitality students enter the workforce expected to embody leadership styles needed to manage high turnover or technology advanced systems, while setting objectives that promote collaborative behaviors and attitudes among subordinates. The purpose of the study was to examine low-and-high youth sport's participation impact on effective leadership styles. Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) 5X short-form instrument was utilized to examine undergraduate students leadership styles, consisting of a random sample of 170 students from Iowa State and DePaul university. A Chi-square test found a significant difference between low-and-high youth sport's participation in regards to effective leadership styles. A logistic regression analysis determined there was likelihood that undergraduate hospitality students with high-youth sport experiences were three times as likely not to exhibit passive leadership, and 83% of the subjects exhibited high-youth sport's participation.

Copyright Owner

James Arthur Williams

Language

en

Date Available

2012-10-31

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

107 pages

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