Need Assessment for Practicing Distributed Leadership at Jordanian Public Universities

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.35516/edu.v50i3.2547

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Needs assessment, distributed leadership, public universities.

Abstract

Objectives: The study aimed to assess the need to practice distributed leadership in Jordanian public universities from the point of view of its educational leaders.

Methods: The descriptive survey method was used. A questionnaire was developed, composed of (61) items distributed over four dimensions (vision, mission and goals, organizational culture, shared responsibility, leadership practices). The validity and reliability of the questionnaire were verified, and was applied to a study sample composed of (1122) educational leaders.

Results: The results showed that the need’s degree of Jordanian public universities to practice the distributed leadership was medium. The "shared responsibility" dimension came in the first place, then the "organizational culture" dimension, the "leadership practices" dimension, and last the "vision, mission and goals" dimension. The results also showed that there were no statistical significant differences at (α = 0.05) in the responses due to gender, nor to the job variable, except for the dimension of “vision mission and goals”. In addition, there were no significant differences attributable to the academic rank variable, except for the dimension of “leadership practice”.

Conclusions: The study recommends providing the basic requirements for practicing the distributed leadership in Jordanian public universities, and conducting training courses for university leaders; to introduce them to the principles of distributed leadership, and the mechanisms of applying them in the educational field.

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Author Biographies

Rasha Amro, Department of Educational Leadership and foundations, Faculty of educational Sciences, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.

Department of Educational Leadership and foundations, Faculty of educational Sciences, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.

Anmar Al-kaylani , Department of Educational Leadership and foundations, Faculty of educational Sciences, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.

Department of Educational Leadership and foundations, Faculty of educational Sciences, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.

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Published

2023-10-22

How to Cite

Amro, R., & Al-kaylani , A. (2023). Need Assessment for Practicing Distributed Leadership at Jordanian Public Universities. Dirasat: Educational Sciences, 50(3), 1–17. https://doi.org/10.35516/edu.v50i3.2547

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Received 2022-10-02
Accepted 2022-10-30
Published 2023-10-22