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ItemA STUDY OF THE SERVANT LEADERSHIP OF DOMINICAN SEMINARIANS AT PARISHES IN VIETNAM(Digital Production Press, Assumption University, 2015)This 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.
ItemA COMPARATIVE STUDY OF PRINCIPALS’ LEADERSHIP BEHAVIORS AND SCHOOL CLIMATES OF TWO INTERNATIONAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN YANGON, MYANMAR(Digital Production Press, Assumption University, 2015)The purpose of this study was to: (1) identify the teachers’ perceptions of their principals’ leadership behaviors from two international elementary schools in Yangon, Myanmar, (2) identify the teachers’ perceptions of their school climates, and (3) compare the principals’ leadership behaviors and school climates perceived by teachers. Theories that were supportive in this study are (1) Path-Goal Theory of Leadership which was developed by House and his colleagues in the early 1970s, (2) Organizational Climate theories such as “The Mechanistic, Bureaucratic Model” and “The Organic, Humanistic Model” which were conducted by Owens and (3) The School Climate Model by Hoy et.al (1996). The revised Organizational Climate Description Questionnaires (OCDQ- RE) were used as instrumental tool to meet the research objectives in this investigation and they were distributed to 59 teachers from two international elementary schools in Yangon in May, 2013. The rating scale for level of practice was a four-point Likert Scale and frequencies, percentages, means, and two-tailed independent sample t-test were the statistical techniques applied in data analysis. Regarding to the results from the data analysis, it was found out that most teachers perceived their principals’ leadership behavior as supportive as high in both schools. Teachers also perceived their leadership behavior by themselves as collegial as high in both schools. Hence principals’ leadership behaviors were surveyed as supportive as high and teachers’ leadership behaviors were surveyed as collegial, principals-teachers and teachers-teachers relationships could be interpreted as open and teachers perceived their school climates as open climates. There is no difference between school climates perceived by teachers between School A and School B in Yangon, Myanmar.
ItemTHE DEVELOPMENT OF PRINCIPAL LEADERSHIP MODEL AT INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE SCHOOLS IN THAILAND(Digital Production Press, Assumption University, 2015)The main aim of this study was to identify principal leadership responsibilities to develop principal leadership model at International Baccalaureate schools in Thailand. Transformational and instructional leadership approaches along with both qualitative and quantitative elements from the research were used to create the model. The data was gathered from 145 teachers from IB authorized international schools in quantitative approach and three principals were interviewed in qualitative approach. The results from the average mean showed that there is significant difference between current and desirable practices of principals at IB schools. Thirteen responsibilities out of twenty one responsibilities were significantly different. The data from the interview method were analyzed by constant comparative method and the findings revealed four leadership dimensions along with four domains. They were mentioned as factors for student academic achievement by Marzano (2005). Results of this study confirmed the findings from the literature that student academic achievement is the result of great leadership by responsible principal.