Leadership style desired by youth in Asia

Nurul Afiqah Nor Amin, Chin Han Wuen, Amiruddin Ismail

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the styles that are desirable in a leader in the perspective of youth in Asia, particularly Brunei Darussalam and South Korea. Thus, by investigating it using the Path Goal Theory as its approach, this study provides leaders with the desirable leadership style to motivate and influence the youth. Design/methodology/approach: The research used a quantitative method with a proportionate stratified sampling method using the criteria of age of youth defined by UNESCO. The data then collected using a face-to-face method of a questionnaire from February 2016 till June 2016. Findings: The evidence depicts that Bruneian youth prefers directive leadership while South Korean youth prefers supportive leadership. This finding is based on the selected styles that are desirable by the youth and their choice is also influenced by culture. This may imply that culture has a large impact which can determine the leadership styles best suited to the environment. Research limitations/implications: Since the research has limited sample sizes and geographical location, this can lead to future research by considering more regions of different continents to determine whether different leadership preference still persists. This study can also be used as a basis to consider other factors in investigating leadership preference in Asian countries. Originality/value: This paper identifies and encourages the need to study leadership style that is desirable among youth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1206-1215
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Management Development
Volume36
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Leadership style
Factors
Asian countries
South Korea
Questionnaire
Sample size
Design methodology
Quantitative methods
Brunei
Stratified sampling
Sampling methods

Keywords

  • Asian studies
  • Brunei
  • Culture
  • Leadership
  • South Korea
  • Youth

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  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)

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Leadership style desired by youth in Asia. / Nor Amin, Nurul Afiqah; Wuen, Chin Han; Ismail, Amiruddin.

In: Journal of Management Development, Vol. 36, No. 10, 01.01.2017, p. 1206-1215.

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Nor Amin, Nurul Afiqah ; Wuen, Chin Han ; Ismail, Amiruddin. / Leadership style desired by youth in Asia. In: Journal of Management Development. 2017 ; Vol. 36, No. 10. pp. 1206-1215.
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