Publication Date

2018

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Degges-White, Suzanne

Degree Name

Ed.D. (Doctor of Education)

Department

Counseling, Adult and Higher Education

LCSH

School management and organization||Educational leadership||Adult education||Personality||Continuing education

Abstract

Humor is a useful tool at everyone's disposal. How or when it is used in Continuing Education (CE) leaders is an area of research that has not been done before. A CE leader deals with teams of all sizes and oversees a potentially large budget and student base. With all the responsibility of a leader and having to manage teams and programs properly, it is important to understand the role leadership and humor styles play in their work life and environment. The central research question of this study is, "What is the relationship between leadership style and the use of humor in Continuing Education leadership?" The research done in this study looks to find a better understanding of the use of humor in Continuing Education. More specifically, it looks to understand how leadership and humor are related in CE leadership.

Comments

Committee members: Borg, Terry; Jaekel, Kathryn.||Advisor: Degges-White, Suzanne.||Includes illustrations.||Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

158 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

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