Relationship Between Spirituality and Academic Leader Effectiveness


  • Siti Akmar Abu Samah Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Abu Daud Silong Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Kamaruzaman Jusoff Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Ismi Ariff Ismail Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia


This paper is part of a doctoral research that intends to explore and extricate the key competencies necessary for university to
select academic leaders, who will be appointed to lead the institution. Academicians are trained in focused field of discipline and slack in
managerial competency. These are leaders who will serve in varying hierarchy such as at course, programme, faculty and academic
administrative levels. This research is conducted to help ensure organizational effectiveness of the institution by promoting competent
and efficient leaders. Hence, apart from exploring the competencies required, this research intends to find out if there is relationship
between spiritual capability and competency of academic leaders to ensure their effective leadership. However, this presentation
explores the literature on spirituality that contributes as a variable in the relationship. This paper presents the various models found in the
literature which will further strengthen the items in the instrument to be constructed and subsequently administered. The research
outcome may contribute to the process of selection with the proposal to utilize the results that have been conceptualized based on the
findings. In conclusion, this research hopes to indicate relationship between competencies identified and spirituality with regards to
leadership effectiveness that promotes continuous improvement both for the leaders as well as the institutions.


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Samah, S. A. A. ., Silong, A. D. ., Jusoff, K. ., & Ismail, I. A. . (2012). Relationship Between Spirituality and Academic Leader Effectiveness. Journal of Educational and Social Research, 2(5), 33. Retrieved from