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ItemThe development of leadership model for the enhancement of pastoral care skills for seminarians in Vietnam
ItemA STUDY OF THE SERVANT LEADERSHIP OF DOMINICAN SEMINARIANS AT PARISHES IN VIETNAMThis study was on the servant leadership of Dominican seminarians at parishes in Vietnam. The objectives of this study were (1) to examine the current servant leadership of seminarians serving at the parishes in Vietnam (2) to determine the relationship between seminarians’ servant leadership and their demographic factors including age, educational attainment and years of serving experience. The research method which was used for this study was a quantitative approach. A Likert scale questionnaire which based on Barbuto and Wheeler’s (2006) theory was used to determine servant leadership qualities of 265 seminarians at the Dominican Seminary in Vietnam. The data from questionnaire was analyzed by using descriptive statistics and Pearson Production Moment Correlation Coefficients test. This study showed that (1) the Dominican Seminarians fairly practiced servant leadership when serving at parishes in Vietnam; (2) there was no significant relationship between seminarian servant leadership qualities and their demographic elements including age and educational attainment. The findings from this study could be useful for the administrators of the Seminary in Vietnam to further improve their training quality for current and new seminarians in order to achieve the ideal mission instilling a greater sense of servant leadership in them. In general, these findings could also provide a fresh impetus for all seminarians to strengthen their faith and perform their duty effectively.
ItemThe development of leadership model for the enhancement of pastoral care skills for seminarians in VietnamThe purpose of this study was to develop a leadership model for the enhancement of pastoral care skills of seminarians in Vietnam. Both qualitative and quantitative methods were applied during the study, which included document study and content analysis, interviews, and questionnaires to find the desirable pastoral and leadership characteristics and to determine the gap between the current and desired characteristics of the parish priests. The participants of the study included 2,308 seminarians and parishioners from six seminaries in Vietnam. Data analysis was conducted using descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. A paired-samples t-test and Pearson correlation were conducted. The findings from the study revealed the following eight characteristics relevant to pastoral care: Protection, Wisdom, Sanctity, Humility, Creativity, Courage, Confidence, and Care. A paired-samples t-test was conducted on pastoral characteristics for both the current and expected states. There was a significant difference in the scores for CPC (M = 3.62, SD = 0.51) and EPC (M = 4.07, SD = 0.39); t (2,308) = 40.263, p = .000. A paired samples t-test was also conducted on leadership characteristics for both the current and expected states. A significant difference was also found for the CLC (M = 3.56, SD = 0.55) and ELC (M = 4.07, SD = 0.46); t (2,308) = 40.497, p = .000. The statistical findings indicated that there was a difference in the expectations of parishioners and seminarians in the pastoral care they were receiving and the expected and current leadership characteristics of their parish priests. This supports the need for a model to be implemented during seminarians’ training to carry out their future responsibilities as parish priests more effectively. A subsequent model was developed incorporating the eight characteristics of pastoral care and leadership and sent to religious experts for approval and validation.