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Gratitude and leadership in higher education institutions

Gratitude and leadership in higher education institutions The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between gratitude and transformational leadership among university teachers. The study also intended to investigate the mediating effect of social intelligence (SI) on this relationship between gratitude and leadership.Design/methodology/approachCorrelation and regression are used to analyze the relationship between gratitude, SI and leadership. Mediating effect of SI is accessed using Baron and Kenny’s (1986) method and bootstrapping technique.FindingsFindings reveal positive relationship between gratitude and teacher leadership. SI is also found to mediate partially. The paper also discusses practical implications, limitations and scope for future researchers.Originality/valueThis is one of the pioneer studies that explore the role of gratitude in leadership development. Findings of the study will guide educational administrators to become more effective and efficient leaders. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education Emerald Publishing

Gratitude and leadership in higher education institutions

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
2050-7003
DOI
10.1108/jarhe-09-2019-0241
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between gratitude and transformational leadership among university teachers. The study also intended to investigate the mediating effect of social intelligence (SI) on this relationship between gratitude and leadership.Design/methodology/approachCorrelation and regression are used to analyze the relationship between gratitude, SI and leadership. Mediating effect of SI is accessed using Baron and Kenny’s (1986) method and bootstrapping technique.FindingsFindings reveal positive relationship between gratitude and teacher leadership. SI is also found to mediate partially. The paper also discusses practical implications, limitations and scope for future researchers.Originality/valueThis is one of the pioneer studies that explore the role of gratitude in leadership development. Findings of the study will guide educational administrators to become more effective and efficient leaders.

Journal

Journal of Applied Research in Higher EducationEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 15, 2020

Keywords: Mediation; Gratitude; Educational leadership; Social intelligence

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