Multi-dimensional leadership orientation of academic department heads and lecturer commitment in Malaysian polytechnics

Norasmah Othman, Siti Junaidah M Mujir, Mohammed Sani Ibrahim

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Abstract

This study examine the extent of Department Heads in Malaysian polytechnics employ multi-dimensional leadership, based on Bolman and Deal's leadership framework, and how it affects lecturers' commitment towards the polytechnics and students. This study analyzed the ratings of 76 heads of department and 841 lecturers 24 polytechnics. Hierarchical Linear Modeling was used to determine if there is a statistically significant relationship between the perceived leadership orientations of the department heads and the self-perceived commitment of polytechnic lecturers. The findings suggest that polytechnics' heads of departments practices multi-dimensional leadership, to which human resource dimension being the dominant frame. In addition, a significant positive relations were found between lecturers' commitment to their polytechnics and cultural leadership frame. However, no significant positive relationship were found between the department heads' leadership frame and the lecturers' commitment to the students.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages1607-1611
Number of pages5
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event1st World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration, WCLTA-2010 - Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 29 Oct 201031 Oct 2010

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Other1st World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration, WCLTA-2010
CountryEgypt
CityCairo
Period29/10/1031/10/10

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Keywords

  • Hierarchical linear modeling
  • Leadership frames
  • Lecturer commitment
  • Multi-dimensional leadership
  • Multilevel analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Multi-dimensional leadership orientation of academic department heads and lecturer commitment in Malaysian polytechnics. / Othman, Norasmah; Mujir, Siti Junaidah M; Ibrahim, Mohammed Sani.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 9 2010. p. 1607-1611.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Othman, N, Mujir, SJM & Ibrahim, MS 2010, Multi-dimensional leadership orientation of academic department heads and lecturer commitment in Malaysian polytechnics. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 9, pp. 1607-1611, 1st World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration, WCLTA-2010, Cairo, Egypt, 29/10/10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.373
Othman, Norasmah ; Mujir, Siti Junaidah M ; Ibrahim, Mohammed Sani. / Multi-dimensional leadership orientation of academic department heads and lecturer commitment in Malaysian polytechnics. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 9 2010. pp. 1607-1611
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