Date of Award
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Dr. Jose R. Hinojosa
Dr. Theo Edwin Maloy
Dr. Gary Tschoepe
This study examines the most important management roles, as viewed by Adult Protective Services supervisors and Adult Protective Services staff members in Region 11. A total of 6 supervisors and 51 staff members were mailed questionnaires on October 1, 1998. A total of 5 supervisors and 26 staff members completed and returned the questionnaires.
The study is limited by a lack of a consistent management role theory, limited to a basic method of aggregation, and limited to a specific population.
APS supervisors were found to believe the management roles of leader, monitor and disturbance handler as being most important to them. Supervisors estimate they spend 28.50% of their time in the monitor management role. APS staff members were found to believe the management roles of leader, figure head, and spokesman as being most important to them. Staff members estimate the supervisor spends 28.50% of their time in the leadership role.
University of Texas-Pan American