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Effect of Decision Making Styles of Academic Managers on Quality Assurance in Public Sector Universities of Punjab
AbstractThe study aimed to find out the effect of decision making styles of academic managers on quality assurance in public sector universities of the Punjab province of Pakistan. The sample of the study was comprised of 186 academic managers and 940 teachers teaching at university level. Multi stage random sampling technique was used to select the sample. Two instruments were used for data collection named as Decision Making Styles Questionnaire (DMSQ) and Quality Assurance Questionnaire developed by the researcher. The data were analyzed by regression analysis technique. The results of the study showed that decision making styles of academic managers on the whole and its all components significantly and positively predicted the outcome variables (quality assurance) but second and third dimensions of decision making styles of academic managers did not significantly predict the quality assurance. It is concluded that universities are functioning under the supervision, leadership, and vision of their academic managers so academic mangers need the abilities to take a right decision at the right time and frame a set up of quality assurance in their real essence in universities.
- Hafiza Sadiya Iqbal
- Ph D Scholar, Institute of Education and Research, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
- Prof. Dr. Mahr Muhammad Saeed Akhtar
- Professor (Rtd), Institute of Education and Research, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan