Date of Award
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Jeffrey S. Williamson
Scholarship of Discovery, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
This study analyzed the relationships between education and servant leadership behaviors and between experience and servant leadership behaviors. The goal was to determine whether education or experience served as the stronger predictor of servant leadership behaviors among Nazarene pastors. Several linear regressions were calculated using data submitted by 37 Nazarene pastors serving in the United States and Canada from a demographic survey designed by the researcher and the Servant Leadership Questionnaire. This study showed participating Nazarene pastors rate strongly in servant leadership behaviors, but no predictive relationships between education and servant leadership, between total years (full time and part time) of ministry experience and servant leadership, and between full time ministry experience and servant leadership were found. Similarly, additional multiple regressions showed no combination of these factors predicted servant leadership behaviors among Nazarene pastors. The researcher concluded Nazarene pastors serving in the United States and Canada likely possess strong ratings in servant leadership behaviors, but education and experience were not strong predictors of those behaviors.
Hayes, Justin L., "An Analysis of Education and Experience in Pastoral Leadership Development" (2015). Ed.D. Dissertations. 78.
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