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ERIC Number: EJ976904
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb-19
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
Impact of Malaysian Polytechnics' Head of Department Multi-Dimensional Leadership Orientation towards Lecturers Work Commitment
Ibrahim, Mohammed Sani; Mujir, Siti Junaidah Mohd
Educational Research and Reviews, v7 n7 p169-181 Feb 2012
The purpose of this study is to determine if the multi-dimensional leadership orientation of the heads of departments in Malaysian polytechnics affects their leadership effectiveness and the lecturers' commitment to work as perceived by the lecturers. The departmental heads' leadership orientation was determined by five leadership dimensions adapted from Bolman and Deal's leadership frame and Sergiovanni's leadership model. A total of 917 respondents comprise polytechnic's lecturers and department heads, participated in this study. Hierarchical linear modeling was used to determine the department head's multi-dimensional leadership effect on their perceived leadership effectiveness and lecturers work commitment. Significant positive relations were found between human resource and cultural frames and lecturers' commitment to polytechnics and profession. However, department heads' leadership frames shows no significant positive relationship towards lecturers' commitment to students. In addition, the relationship between department heads leadership orientation and lecturers work commitment was influenced by the department heads' leadership effectiveness as perceived by the lecturers. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia