Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Sociology and Anthropology

First Advisor

Dr. William T. Clute

Second Advisor

Dr. George Barger

Third Advisor

Dr. Russell Palmer


The problem to be examined in this study is the relationship between a pastor’s leadership style and the organizational structure of the parish. It will focus attention especially on the pastor as a professional in a complex organization called the Roman Catholic Church. The parish, as a unit in this organization, has a variety of organizational structures. It is the position of this writer that these differences can, in part, be explained in terms of sociological variables.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Sociology and the Faculty of the College of Graduate Studies University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright 1972 Gerald J. Burbach.

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