Leadership to support quality improvement in Vietnamese higher education

Pham, Thu D. & Pillay, Hitendra (2014) Leadership to support quality improvement in Vietnamese higher education. In Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Conference on Educational Management and Leadership (APCEMaL 2014) : Shaping Global Educational Leaders and Managers, Thistle Hotel, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.


The impetus for the study reported in this paper is the Higher Education (HE) reform agenda outlined by the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training (MOET). The paper reports on phase one of a mixed method research; a quantitative approach using the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) to investigate the Vietnamese HE leaders’ leadership styles. The MLQ survey was administered to approximately 190 senior managers in State HE institutions in Mekong Delta region in Vietnam (nine of colleges). The psychometrics of the MLQ for the Vietnamese sample confirmed the reliability and validity of the instrument with a Cronbach’s alpha of 0.779. A CFA was conducted and all factor structures were stable and consistent. The demographic variables were used to analyse patterns of leadership behaviours by the different sub-groups. The findings suggest that leaders who have different educational background and different gender in Mekong Delta region, Vietnam do not differ significantly in their perceptions about leadership factors.

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ID Code: 82460
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
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Keywords: higher education, leadership, quality improvement, state college/university, Vietnam, HERN
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 18 Mar 2015 23:36
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2015 03:31

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