Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL)



First Advisor

Magdeline Aagard


This research project is designed to identifo a relationship between a particular leadership style and the practice of leadership among outpatient chemical health treatment programs.

Client discharge outcome data obtained will help determine the most improved and the least irnproved treatment results specific to "use of chemicals" at the time of discharge.

The subjects will be asked to anonymously answer ten questions about leadership style, philosophy and practice in an attempt to determine if leadership plays a role in the client's outcorne measures.

Those surveyed will be asked to describe themselves using adjectives most associated with leadership theories developed by well known leadership expefts Robert Greenleaf, James MacGregor Burns, and Max Weber.

Following collection of this data, the researcher will attempt to make a correlation between similarities in leadership belief and practices which rnay either improve or deter positive treatrnent outcomes for the substance abuse client.


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