International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Leadership Style of the Residential College Principal in National University of Malaysia and the Staff Working Satisfaction: Towards the Professional Development of Residential College Principal
Zaizul AbRahman, Jaffary Awang, Abdull Rahman Mahmood, Ahmad Sunawari Long, Kamaruddin Salleh, Faudzinaim Badaruddin

High level of working satisfaction plays a vital role in improving the professionalism of the residential college principal in National University of Malaysia (UKM).Besides, the leadership style of the residential college principal is always connected to the staff working satisfaction. An effective leadership skill is often considered as the main contributor in positive working satisfaction, while negative working satisfaction might be the result of ineffective leadership skill. In parallel to that, this paper is focusing on the relationship between the leadership style of the principal and the staff working satisfaction. The respondents of the study are the staff of Rahim Kajai College in National University of Malaysia (UKM). The findings show that there is no significant difference between the staff working satisfaction and gender. However, the findings highlight that democratic leadership contributes to the high level of working satisfaction while the autocratic and laisse-faire leadership contribute to lower level of working satisfaction. Moreover, this paper also discusses few interventions involved in improving the working satisfaction level of the principal as well as enlightening the principal’s professionalism in residential college of National University of Malaysia (UKM).

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