Crisis Communication:
A National Study of Leadership During the Financial Crisis
© 2009 - Ruby A. Rouse, PhD & Rich S. Schuttler, PhD
Data Analysis

 

Hypotheses

Variables

Type of Data

Analysis

H10:  During the 2008-2009 financial crisis, perceptions of supervisor leadership/communication do not differ significantly by industry.

H1A:  During the 2008-2009 financial crisis, perceptions of supervisor leadership/communication differ significantly by industry.

   Industry

   Supervisor leadership

   Supervisor communication

 Nominal

  Ordinal

ANOVA

H20:  There is no significant correlation between perceptions of the 2008-2009 financial crisis and supervisorsí leadership/communication.

H2A:  There is significant correlation between perceptions of the 2008-2009 financial crisis and supervisorsí leadership/communication.

  Perceptions of the financial crisis

  Supervisor leadership

  Supervisor communication

Ordinal

Correlation

Spearmanís rho

H30:  During the 2008-2009 financial crisis, there is no significant correlation between supervisorsí leadership/communication and employee performance.

H3A:  During the 2008-2009 financial crisis, there is significant correlation between supervisorsí leadership/communication and employee performance.

Supervisor leadership

Supervisor communication

Employee performance

Ordinal

 

Correlation

Spearmanís rho

 

* The analysis also included basic frequencies, descriptive statistics, and a content analysis of open-ended responses. Three doctorally trained researchers independently coded responses to identify themes in

participantsí open-ended comments. Cronbachís alpha was used to evaluate the internal consistency of the

open-ended coding.

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