Spiritual leadership values and organisational behaviour in Malaysian private institutions of higher education

Wong, Shiet Ching and Malissa Maria Mahmud *, and Omar, F. (2015) Spiritual leadership values and organisational behaviour in Malaysian private institutions of higher education. Pertanika Journal Social Sciences & Humanities, 23 (2). pp. 495-507. ISSN 0128-7702

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Abstract

Malaysia wants to be a part of the bandwagon in the industry of higher education, thus, the number of private higher education institutions has grown drastically in the recent years. Moreover, the assimilation of cultures and values among the races in Malaysia has contributed distinctive organisational cultures that affect leadership values and organisational behaviour specifically in the private institutions of higher education sector. The purpose of this study is to identify spiritual leadership values embraced by the leaders in private institutions of higher education, as well as the relationship between spiritual leadership values and organisational behaviour (job satisfaction, organizational commitment and intention to quit). In total, 302 academics and administrative staff from 7 private institutions of higher education in Malaysia participated in the study. Questionnaire and non-probability sampling were used in the data collection for this study. The findings show that love, hope, and peace are associated with membership and meaning, meanwhile membership and meaning are associated with organisational behaviour. Hence, this study has contributed in leadership training that will affect the turnover rate and ultimately result a cost effective managerial policing in the Malaysian private institutions of higher education.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: First author is with Psychology Department, School of Life Sciences, Heriot Watt University; 2nd author is with 2American Degree Transfer Programme, Sunway University; 3rd author is with 3Department of Psychology, School of Science and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spiritual leadership; values; organisational behaviour; Private higher educational institutions
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Sunway University > Centre for American Education (CAE)
Depositing User: Ms. Molly Chuah
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2016 08:24
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2016 08:24
URI: http://eprints.sunway.edu.my/id/eprint/316

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