A primary goal of ETD initiatives is to make the research and scholarship conducted by graduate students freely and openly accessible. Another goal is to give future academics opportunities to prepare electronic works such as book chapters, journal articles, and conference presentations, assuming that they will be publishing electronically in the future also. Yet another goal is to expand the medium of expression for graduate research and scholarship to more than words and figures that can be reproduced on paper, to other media, including audio and video. There are awards available for outstanding ETDs.
The amount of empirical research is scarce on the theory of servant leadership , especially as the concept may be related to other organizational constructs. Using multilevel employee ratings from the Organizational Leadership Assessment (OLA) as developed by Laub (1999), this study demonstrated that servant leadership characteristics can be measured in an organization. An analysis of variance (ANOVA) with scores from top leadership , management, faculty, and hourly workers on their perceptions of servant leadership showed that a statistically significant perception gap exists between levels of employees. Post hoc analysis found hourly workers differed the most from faculty. A Pearson correlation test found a statistically significant, positive, and substantial relationship between the perception of servant leadership and job satisfaction, as measured by the OLA. Using the Meyer, Allen, and Smith (1993) commitment scales for organizational commitment, the study found a statistically significant inverse but small relationship between servant leadership and organizational commitment. Statistical data and implications for the findings are included. A nontraditional college was the research site for this quantitative study.