|Institution:||Concordia University Chicago|
|Keywords:||Sports Management; Educational leadership|
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The primary purpose of this study was to examine interscholastic athletic director’s transformational leadership style and its impact on organizational effectiveness based on 14 legal and moral duties. Two survey instruments were used to collect the data necessary to examine the relationship between the leadership styles of interscholastic athletic directors, gender, and organizational effectiveness. Based on the 14 legal and moral duties specified by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA), the Multi-factor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ 5X) rater version and a self-developed questionnaire based on the 14 legal and moral duties specified by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) were used to measure the athletic directors’ organizational effectiveness as perceived by the head coaches. Three hundred forty three head coaches from the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) completed surveys. The research design was a quantitative approach that used Pearson’s correlation, and a t-test to examine the impact of directors’ transformational leadership style and gender on organizational effectiveness. Quantitative results revealed a significant relationship between the five domains of transformational leadership and organizational effectiveness. Results of the t-test analysis revealed statistically significant differences between male and female head coaches in evaluating their athletic directors’ leadership style and that there are no significant differences between male and female head coaches in evaluating their athletic directors’ organizational effectiveness. Previous research supports the findings from this study, which identified the need for athletic directors to adapt the transformational leadership style in order to reach a higher level of carrying out their 14 legal and moral duties.