Ray Ali

Date of Award


Degree Name

Educational Leadership


College of Education

Type of Degree


Document Type


First Advisor

Dennis Prisk

Second Advisor

Barbara Nicholson

Third Advisor

Fred Pauley

Fourth Advisor

Sam Securro


This study analyzed the degree of transformational leadership exhibited by 1862 and 1890 cooperative extension administrators in states with both extension systems as a predictor for the attainment of state match in federal fiscal year 2004. An additional focus of this study was to analyze institution type, sex, age, and years of experience as predictors for the attainment of state match in federal fiscal year 2004. The population of the study consisted of 1862 and 1890 cooperative extension program administrators in states containing both 1862 and 1890 institutions, N=110. Participants completed the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) originally developed by Bernard Bass (1985), as well as an author-modified demographic component of the MLQ. Data analysis suggested that the only statistically significant predictor of state match was institution type, in which an 1862 program was approximately 25 times more likely than an 1890 program to receive its respective state match monies.


Federal aid to higher education.

Government aid to higher education.

Higher education and state.