Impact of Transformational Leadership of University Presidents on Intrinsic Job Satisfaction for Academic Deans and Department Chairs at Jordan Universities

Bassam Fathi Al-Theabat, Mustafa Mohammed Soumadi


This study aims to clarify the impact of transformational leadership among university presidents on intrinsic job satisfaction for academic deans and department chairs in both the official and private Jordanian universities. The study population consists of (1052) academic deans and department chairs, while the number of the sample reached (449) academic deans and department chairs. The study's sample was chosen randomly by stratified random sampling, from which (413) questionnaires were retrieved to identify validity for statistical analysis. The results of the study found a medium level of existence of transformational leadership and a high level of existence intrinsic job satisfaction. The study found that there is an average level for the exercise of transformational leadership by university presidents and high level of availability of job satisfaction for deans and heads of academic departments, and the results showed multiple regression progressive analysis that more dimensions ability to predict the level of job satisfaction is the perfect effect and interpreted (21.9%) of the variance in Job satisfaction, then the idealized influence and individual consideration together, which accounted for a proportion (22.7%) of the variance in job satisfaction . The results of stepwise multiple regression also showed that the best predictor of intrinsic  job satisfaction is idealized influence which explained (34.3%) of the variation followed by idealized influence and individual consideration which together explained (36.8%) of the variation in intrinsic  job satisfaction.Based on the results above the researchers presented a number of recommendations , which included the establishment of institutes to train and prepare leaders to practice transformational leadership, University presidents placed greater importance on the factors that constitute academic deans and department chairs satisfaction and the improvement of salary levels.

Key words: Transformational Leadership, Intrinsic Job Satisfaction, Official Universities, Private Universities, Faculty Deans, Department Chairs.

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