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Abstract

Abstract

This phenomenological study explored the connection between ethics and faith as well as the impact that such connection has on the leadership styles of Black women in institution of public education. For the sake of confidentiality, pseudonyms were used for the participants and to protect their privacy. Multiple data collection and analytical methods were utilized to document the experiences and voices of the participants. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to understand the role and impact of ethics and faith on the leadership styles of Black women in higher education. The major goals of the research are: 1) to explore the role that ethics play on the leadership styles of Black women. 2) to examine the role that faith plays on the leadership styles of Black women and 3) to illuminate how Black women in higher education employ both ethics and faith in their leadership styles.

The findings of the study begin a research agenda to study ethics, faith and leadership, particularly in settings of public institutions of higher education. One research recommendation from the study was further research, as well as the need for additional participants using rigorous qualitative and quantitative methods and analysis. The findings of this study outlined how ethics connect to faith and how these participants employ that connection to their leadership styles. Practical implications for women leaders are include.

 

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