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ERIC Number: EJ1180662
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1947-8607
Investigating the Relationship between Confucianism and Leadership: A Comparative Study of University Faculty
Schenck, Andrew
International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, v9 n3 p35-46 2018
This article describes how due to the potential impact of cultural factors on leadership, further research of foreign contexts is needed. A study was designed to examine relationships between Confucian values and leadership preferences in a South Korean context. First, the Vannsimpco Leadership Survey (VLS) was given to faculty from both a South Korean and American university. Responses from each group were then averaged by leadership style and statistically compared using the Mann-Whitney U formula. Results revealed significantly higher Korean preferences for autocratic-transformational (U = 365.50, p < 0.001) autocratic-transactional (U = 453.00, p < 0.001), and transactional leadership (U = 613.50, p < 0.05). In contrast to Korean faculty, American respondents significantly preferred transformational leadership (U = 601.00, p < 0.05). Empirical analysis suggests that hybrid leadership styles are needed in South Korea to address complex interdependent Confucian values, which support both autocratic and democratic social layers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea