Community attachment and leadership styles

Nelson Lajuni and Mat Lunad@Dony Agok and Haidy Henry Dusim and Veronica Petrus Atim (2022) Community attachment and leadership styles. Journal of Borneo Social Transformation Studies (JOBSTS), 8 (1). pp. 20-39. ISSN 2462-2095

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Leadership topic has always had a special place in the heart of every community around the world. Although leadership style is not a new concept and has been discussed many times in the past, not many studies have been conducted so far, mainly on how leadership styles among natives in Sabah (North Borneo) influence community attachment. Thus, this study examines the relationship as leadership styles and community attachment plays a significant role in a communal society like KadazanDusun here in Sabah, where the community has a great sense of respect towards their leaders or elders’ community relationship. At the same time, thus far, studies on leadership are still scarce on the KadazanDusun's sub-ethnic groups in Sabah, such as the Kimaragang Dusun, Tobilung Dusun, and Rungus. This study collected one hundred fifty-one completed responses, and the data were then analysed by utilizing Partial Least Squared-Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM) using SmartPLS 3.3.2. The findings suggest that directive, supportive, and participative leadership styles influenced community attachment. This study has provided new insights and understanding of Sabah's leadership styles and community attachment among sub-ethnic groups. Future studies should also utilize the qualitative approach or adopt Partial Least Square-Multi-Group Analysis (PLS-MGA) to examine leadership styles preference based on ethnicity or level of education.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Community attachment, KadazanDusun, Leadership style, PLS-SEM
Subjects: D World History and History Of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Etc. > DS Asia > DS1-937 History of Asia > DS520-560.72 Southeast Asia > DS591-599 Malaysia. Malay Peninsula. Straits Settlements > DS597.22-599 Local history and description > DS597.33-597.34 Sabah. British North Borneo
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs > GT1-7070 Manners and customs (General) > GT3400-5090 Customs relative to public and social life Including town life, court life, festivals, holidays, ceremonies of royalty, etc.
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Business, Economics and Accounting
Date Deposited: 22 May 2023 09:51
Last Modified: 22 May 2023 09:51

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