LEADERSHIP STYLES AND MANAGED CHANGE IN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES IN UGANDA

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Tusime, Immaculate ; Musasizi, Yunia ; Nalweyiso, Grace (2016)
  • Publisher: Journal Of Business Management & Social Sciences Research
  • Journal: Journal Of Business Management & Social Sciences Research (issn: 2319-5614, eissn: 2319-5614)
  • Subject: Social Sciences | Leadership Styles, Managed Change, Public Universities, Uganda

The purpose of the study was to establish the relationship between leadership styles and managed change in Public Universities in Uganda. A cross sectional design and a quantitative approach was adopted for this study. The study used a population census since the study population was small, hence the population comprised of public universities in Uganda which are 5 in total. The data was tested for reliability, analysed using SPSS and results presented based on the study objectives. Results revealed positive and significant relationship between leadership styles and managed change. This implies that when proper leadership styles are used, it leads to effective management of change. The study recommended public institutions to adopt open, participative leadership styles so as to achieve the purpose for which the change was sought for. The outcome of this study will help leaders of Public Universities to recognize the importance of leadership in managing reform driven change. The study will also avail leaders of public universities in Uganda with appropriate leadership styles that can enhance successful reform driven change.
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