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Leadership in technical and vocational education

Hashim, Jamaluddin and Mohamad, Baharom and Md. Jidi, Kamarolzaman and Zainal Abidin , Ramlan and Junoh, Hussein (2010) Leadership in technical and vocational education. Journal of Technical Education and Training, 2 (1). pp. 49-66. ISSN 1985-9732

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Abstract

Good leadership in the life long learning of technical and vocational education exists when the leaders are able to perform either one or combination of transformational leadership characteristics, even though, less emphasis on these characteristics can affect job satisfaction of his or her subordinates. This study investigated transformational of Heads of Departments at the Polytechnics with regards to the job satisfaction of the lecturers. Respondents of this study are made up of 365 lecturers randomly selected from the polytechnics in Malaysia. Survey instrument had been used. Data obtained is analyzed using means and Pearson correlation methods. Results of the study show the elements of intellectual stimulation (mean = 3.18), increasing influence (mean = 3.17), providing reasoning as individuals (mean = 3.08) and inspirational motivation (mean = 3.04) are high; as well as a high job satisfaction level (mean = 3.16). The Pearson correlation analysis indicates that all four transformational leadership in the life long learning characteristics practiced by Heads of Departments at the Polytechnics have strong and significant correlations with the job satisfaction of the lecturers. As a conclusion, Heads of Departments at the Polytechnics is practicing transformational leadership in the life long learning characteristics in the administration of departments.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: leadership, life long learning, transformation, satisfaction, technical and vocational
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education > Department of Professional Education
Depositing User: Nurhafiza Hamzah
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2011 10:05
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2011 06:41
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/564
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