FACULTY PERCEPTION OF DEPARTMENT CHAIRS’ LEADERSHIP STYLE AND PERCEIVED EFFECTS ON MUSIC FACULTY’S SELF-REPORTED PRODUCTIVITY
The purpose of this study was to examine the perceived effectiveness of the leadership styles of music department chairs and the responses to the leadership styles by faculty. This study specifically investigated the leadership styles of music department chairs serving in public higher education institutions with NASM accredited music units in the states of Arkansas and Mississippi. The study examined the perceived types of leadership styles used by music department chairs and their relationship with music faculties’ selfreported productivity as seen by faculty members within the department. The need for this study is to assist universities in recruiting and developing effective leaders as department chairs.