Transformational Leadership Practices of Academic Heads of Private Colleges in Laguna: An Input to A Comprehensive Training Program
Merly Fiscal-Arjona, PhD
Laguna State Polytechnic University
Siniloan, Laguna, Philippines
Transformational leaders are one of the types of leadership that aims to provide a better academic institution or any organization by making change. This type of leadership fosters higher performance beyond the expectation with the collective efforts of everyone. It aimed to evaluate the transformational leadership of selected academic heads of private colleges in Laguna. Transformational leadership factors such as charisma, social, vision, transactional, execution, delegation, and overall transformational leadership were measured using the Transformational Leadership Survey by Donald Clark, an 18-item test 4-point Likert scale. The researcher also checked possible significant differences in means score across all demographic profiles of respondents per factor assessed. Results showed that vision, transactional, execution, delegation, and overall transformational leadership is at the same level of agreement which is agreed while charisma and social factor is at a strong level of agreement. Furthermore, age is a profile that varies the level of agreement for transactional and execution levels while the rest of the demographic profiles concerning the variables measured found no significant difference.
Keywords: Transformational Leadership, Academic Heads, Private Colleges, Training Program