A study on the relationship between emotional intelligence, organizational commitment, leadership styles and performance among the deans in private higher learning at West Java and Banten provinces in Indonesia

Muhammad Qudrat Nugraha, (2008) A study on the relationship between emotional intelligence, organizational commitment, leadership styles and performance among the deans in private higher learning at West Java and Banten provinces in Indonesia. PhD thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

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Abstract

This study seeks to examine the relationships between emotional intelligence, organizational commitment, individual dean performance, dean leadership styles as mediating and demographic of the deans as moderating factor in private higher educations in West Java Province, Indonesia. When the research was started, the West Java Province was divided into two provinces by the federal government law with decree from parliament; Banten and West Java until present time. First, there is an evidence of particular leadership being favored by deans in private higher education e.g. Bureaucratic leadership or Participative leadership. Second, there are many variables as the reasons why the leadership styles favored such as demographic and culture that have influences. Third, the variables also affect and/or related with the deans leadership styles. Fourth, to be more focused and intensified. These research is limited to three independent variables which are: Deans' emotional intelligence, organizational commitment, the leadership style of the dean, while deans' individual performance is dependent variable. To be noticed, leadership style in this research is not only independent variable, but also the mediating variable. Finally, demographic factors as moderating variables in this research are age, education level and tenure/work experiences. This research is expected to provide more knowledge and skill regarding leadership at the faculty as an organization. While deans' leadership styles need to acquire a suitable style and his/her commitment to improve the faculty as an organization and lecturers' condition as workers and academicians at the faculty. This research utilized the theory of Allen, N. J and John, P. Meyer (1990) which states that commitment is divided into three dimension; (i) affective commitment, (ii) continuance commitment and (iii) normative commitment. This research also utilized the theory of individual dean performance, emotional intelligence by Robert K. Cooper and Ayman Sawaf (1999), Daniel Colleman (1996). Those theories were adopted and utilized in this research appropriate to the situation of Indonesia. The leadership styles in this research which are bureaucratic and participative leadership, follow previous scholars who had examined a similar subject. The population of this research was all the deans at private universities in Banten and West Java with a total number of 170 deans. The main method in distributing the questionnaire of this research to respondents was by mail. Unfortunately, as the level of response was dissatisfied, the distribution of questionnaire was executed by handing over directly to the respondents to accomplish an accurate sample. The SPSS Ver. 12.00 was utilized to the data analysis and information, while the multiple regressions, person correlation were carried out to test the entire third ten main hypothesis with 154 sub hypotheses. Also categorical and descriptive statistic was utilized to analyze in this research. Some of the main results illustrated that there were some emotional intelligences of the deans in hypothesis one that have a correlation to the dependent variables which is dean individual performance, and organizational commitment that have significant relationship with individual performance. Mediating effect of leadership is partially accepted on the relationship between emotional intelligence of the deans and individual performance. The mediating effect of leadership is also significant on the relationship between organizational commitment of the deans and individual performance. The moderating effects are; age, education level and tenure/work experience of the dean that have partially effects on their relationship between emotional intelligence and leadership styles. Thus, demographic of the deans which are age, level of education and tenure are partially accepted or they affect on the relationship between leadership styles and individual performance which is also significant relationship to the emotional intelligence. This research considered organizational commitment as independent variable while in most of the other research, this variable is usually utilized as a dependent variable. The result is interesting that organizational commitment is found significant correlated to the individual deans' performance.

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Uncontrolled Keywords:bureaucratic, leadership style, participative, dean
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions:SCHOOL > School of Business and Economics
ID Code:10204
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:13 Jan 2015 11:47
Last Modified:13 Jan 2015 11:47

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