INFLUENCE OF TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP BEHAVIOUR ON THE PERFORMANCE OF ACADEMIC STAFF AT THE FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, MINNA

Authors

  • Ukwueze Emmanuel Okeke Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nasarawa State - Nigeria
  • Prof. James A. Ojobo Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nasarawa State - Nigeria
  • Yakubu Shehu Ibrahim PhD Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nasarawa State - Nigeria

Keywords:

Transformational leadership, academic inspirational motivation, FUT Minna

Abstract

This study examines the intricate dynamics of transformational leadership behaviour and its impact on the performance of academic staff in Federal University of Technology, Minna. Survey data, gathered from a purposive sample of 130 academic staff members. The findings reveal a notable trend in the perceptions of academic staff regarding inspirational motivation. A significant 61% of respondents indicate a high presence of inspirational motivation in the leadership behaviours in FUT Minna, underscoring an environment where academic staff not only acknowledges but also appreciates the efforts of leadership to inspire and motivate. However, a considerable 35% perceive the presence of inspirational motivation to be low, prompting considerations for refining leadership communication and motivation strategies. The study concludes with an examination of the consistency with which leadership embodies idealised influence as role models for academic staff. While 56.9% of respondents perceive consistency in leadership acting as role models, a substantial 37.6% find the leadership to be inconsistent in this aspect. These identified discrepancies underscore the imperative for cultivating a more uniform and inspiring leadership model within the institution. The implications of the findings advocate for the implementation of targeted leadership development programmes, specifically focusing on enhancing inspirational motivation and intellectual stimulation. Moreover, addressing concerns related to individual consideration and support for professional development is identified as crucial for the holistic improvement of staff satisfaction and engagement. This study provides valuable insights for the Federal University of Technology, Minna, to refine its leadership practices, thereby fostering a more conducive, motivating, and inspiring academic environment.

Author Biographies

Ukwueze Emmanuel Okeke, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nasarawa State - Nigeria

Department of Public Administration,
Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria

Prof. James A. Ojobo , Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nasarawa State - Nigeria

Department of Public Administration,
Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria

Yakubu Shehu Ibrahim PhD, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nasarawa State - Nigeria

Department of Public Administration,
Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria

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Published

2024-04-08

How to Cite

Okeke, U. E., Ojobo, J. A., & Ibrahim, Y. S. (2024). INFLUENCE OF TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP BEHAVIOUR ON THE PERFORMANCE OF ACADEMIC STAFF AT THE FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, MINNA. Journal of Political Discourse, 2(1 (2), 186–197. Retrieved from https://jopd.com.ng/index.php/jopdz/article/view/123