Leadership capability of team leaders in construction industry

Wan Muda, Wan Hanim Nadrah (2013) Leadership capability of team leaders in construction industry. PhD thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.



This research was conducted to identify the important leadership capabilities for Malaysia construction industry team leaders. This research used exploratory sequential mix-method research design which is qualitative followed by quantitative research method. In the qualitative phase, semi-structured in-depth interview was selected and purposive sampling was employed in selecting 15 research participants involving team leaders and Human Resource Managers. Qualitative data was analysed using content and thematic analyses. Quantitative data was collected using survey questionnaire involving 171 randomly selected team leaders as respondents. The data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics consisting of t-test, One-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Pearson Correlation, Multiple Regression and Structured Equation Modeling (SEM). This study found that personal integrity, working within industry, customer focus and quality, communication and interpersonal skill, developing and empowering people and working as a team were needed leadership capabilities among construction industry team leaders. The research was also able to prove that leadership skill is a key element to develop leadership capability. A framework was developed based on the results of this study, which can be used as a guide by employers and relevant agencies in enhancing leadership capability of Malaysia construction industry team leader.

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Subjects:T Technology > TH Building construction
ID Code:7871
Deposited By:En. Sharul Ahmad
Deposited On:20 Mar 2016 15:37
Last Modified:20 Mar 2016 15:37

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