Leadership Behavior towards a Scholastic Group Dynamics Interaction among Academic Heads of One Higher Education Institution (HEI) in the Philippines

John Michael D. Aquino, Manuel Luis R. Alvarez


Leadership and the behavior of leaders have a profound influence on the success of any organization. This study aims to determine the manifestation of leadership behavior and scholastic group dynamics interaction of academic heads in one Higher Education Institution (HEI) concerning various attributes and their relationship. Additionally, the findings will be the basis of contributing to designing a leadership competency intervention model. The researchers utilized quantitative research, and the respondents were chosen purposefully, which included the academic heads. The data was gathered through a validated survey questionnaire and analyzed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). The results revealed that the academic heads are perceived as highly acceptable and possess assertive leadership behavior (directed, supportive, achievement-oriented, and participative). Consequently, the manifestation of scholastic group dynamics interaction is also highly acceptable in relation to interpersonal relations, group decision-making, conflict management, and communication. Moreover, the results highlight how crucial leadership conduct affects group dynamics in HEI. Leaders with supportive and engaging behaviors are more strongly associated with positive group dynamics. These observations highlight leadership behavior's role in influencing how higher education institutions collaborate and communicate. Likewise, this study provides insightful guidance for designing a model to meet the particular needs of HEI. These discoveries can enable HEI to create influential academic leaders who not only have the required leadership qualities but also apply them in ways that benefit group dynamics.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ije.v15i4.21662

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