Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research (Print ISSN: 1533-3590; Online ISSN: 1533-3604)

Abstract

Relationship between Leadership Commitment and Performance of Public Sector Universities of Punjab, Pakistan

Author(s): Hajra Bibi, Mahr Muhammad Saeed Akhtar

Current study aims to examine the relationship between leadership commitment and performance of public sector universities of the province Punjab, Pakistan. Public sector universities are referred as Higher Education Organizations (HEOs) in this study. The study is quantitative and data were collected by means of survey from the respondents. The study includes public sectors universities of the Province Punjab, Pakistan, which are located in the different areas of the province. There are twelve public sector universities in the Province among those seven were included in the study. Population comprised of department heads, teaching faculty and students. Findings of the study revealed that there is moderate positive relationship between leadership commitment and performance of HEOs. There are sub factor of leadership which included in the study to examine the leadership commitment. Findings show the continuance commitment (sub-factor of commitment) influences HEOs performance. The highest correlation of continuance commitment has practical implication for HEOs performance since the leaders who are associated with HEO’s for a longer period of time are more capable of improving the system because of their knowledge and in depth understanding of the problems encountered in their departments. On the basis of findings it can be said that merely leadership is not sufficient for performance improvement but they also need supportive and committed team too to excel.