Assessing TRIO/Student Support Services Leadership, Institutional Structure, and Student Six-Year Graduation Relationships
The U.S. Department of Education allocates over $300,000,000 annually to TRIO Student Support Services projects. However, little research has been conducted regarding specific factors that lead to project success. This study investigated whether there was higher six-year student graduation rates when TRIO/SSS directors possessed transformational leadership characteristics and when the TRIO/SSS projects were more integrated into the hosts’ institutional structures. To examine these correlations, 209 TRIO/SSS directors in the upper mid-west were asked to complete the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire and a researcher-developed survey regarding each project’s six-year graduation rates and the degree of project integration within their institutional structure. The results showed significant correlations between transformational leadership, project integration within the institutional structure, and six-year student graduation rates.
"Assessing TRIO/Student Support Services Leadership, Institutional Structure, and Student Six-Year Graduation Relationships,"
Journal of the North American Management Society: Vol. 7:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://thekeep.eiu.edu/jnams/vol7/iss1/6