Lloyd Duman, Ph.D. is a 2018 graduate of the PHD Program in Leadership and Change at Antioch University.
Dr. Lloyd Duman [right] with Dissertation Chair. Dr. Mitchell Kusy
- Mitchell Kusy, Ph.D.. Chair
- Donna Chrobot-Mason, Ph.D., Committee Member
- Elizabeth Holloway, Ph.D., Committee Member
The purpose of this study was to develop a resilience-thinking leadership mindset construct and scale. Although literature exists on developing resilience and relational leadership theories, very little research and literature address a resilience-thinking mindset as a leadership strategy. This study represents an initial step in filling this gap. This research project was the initial phase toward the development of a resilience-thinking leadership mindset (RTLM) scale. I used a mixed-methods approach which was divided into three stages. Stage 1 involved the development of the scale items and assessment of both face and content validity to revise the original scale. Stage 2 comprised conducting a pilot study and employing statistical analysis to assess the construct validity, which included an exploratory factor analysis and a partial confirmatory factor analysis (PCFA). The factor analysis revealed a two-factor solution with inter-item Cronbach's Alphas of .936 for Factor 1 and .906 for Factor 2. The PCFA revealed a CFI of .964. Stage 3 entailed giving the refined RTLM scale to leaders in field of resilience management to further interpret and refine the scale's factors and items. This scale will be useful to practitioners, researchers, and organizations that are interested in advancing resilience-thinking, mindful organizing, and adaptive governance. This dissertation is available in open access at AURA: Antioch University Repository and Archive, http://aura.antioch.edu/and Ohiolink ETD Center, https://etd.ohiolink.edu/
Duman, L. (2018). Developing a Resilience-Thinking Leadership Mindset Scale. https://aura.antioch.edu/etds/396