Leadership traits of selected volunteer administrators in Canada

Carlton F. Yoshioka, Robert Ashcraft

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Abstract. This paper examines the leadership traits and qualities of volunteer administrators in Canada. The demographic variables of Canadian volunteer administrators including age, gender, and education were compared to other North American leaders using the Posner and Kouzes' (1988) Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI). Organizational variables of non-profit agencies also were investigated to determine organizational effectiveness of leadership. Results indicated that volunteer administrators belonging to the Association for Volunteer Administration (AVA) exhibit a significant behaviour pattern to practice the actions likely to foster effective leadership related to volunteer management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-282
Number of pages18
JournalLeisure/ Loisir
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 2002


  • Leadership traits
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Volunteer administrators

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


Dive into the research topics of 'Leadership traits of selected volunteer administrators in Canada'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this