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RESULTS OF THE RESEARCH
Research was conducted addressing the two research questions specified in
Chapter 3 and shown below:
1. What method(s) of selection, of the seven put forward, were most successful
in selecting presidents based on longevity? The specific variables examined
a. Method used for selection in current position
b. Method used for selection in previous position
c. Number of years completed to present in current position
d. Number of years total spent in immediately previous position.
2. What is the relationship between type of presidential search used and the
length of tenure in the sample? The specific variables examined were:
a. Relationship between type of presidential search process used for
selection in current position and currently completed length of tenure.
b. Relationship between type of presidential search process used for
selection in immediately previous position and total length of tenure in that
In order to carry out this research an 18 question survey was created using
SurveyMonkey. A test of the invitational e-mail and survey link was sent on April 21,
2011, and it was determined that the survey link was working properly and the survey
could be easily completed. An invitational e-mail with a link to the survey and
explanation of the background and survey instrument was sent on May 3, 2011 to 904
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