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Formación universitaria

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BERNASCONI, Andrés  and  RODRIGUEZ-PONCE, Emilio. Exploratory Analysis about the Perceived Leadership Styles, Academic Climate and Quality of Undergraduates Programs. Form. Univ. [online]. 2018, vol.11, n.3, pp.29-40. ISSN 0718-5006.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-50062018000300029.

This research aims to explore the relationship between: leadership styles, organizational climate in academic units and the quality of undergraduate programs. For this purpose, a sample of 40 academic units belonging to 4 different universities in Chile were considered. The results of the research show that there is evidence to correlate the quality of the degrees negatively with the laissez-faire style (Test t = -2.418; p <0.021) and positively with the excellence-oriented climate (Test t = 6.647; p < 0.01). Both variables jointly explain 67.3% of the variance in the quality of undergraduate programs. In turn, the excellence-oriented climate positively depends on the transformational leadership style (Test t = 10,729, p <0.01), so its impact on the quality of university degrees is indirect but highly significant in the analysed sample. Finally, the scope and implications of the findings are discussed, highlighting the importance of the results.

Keywords : educational quality; academic degrees; organizational climate; leadership styles.

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