Perceptions Of Male Teachers Towards Their Female Chairpersons As Administrative Heads In Universities

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Dr. Bibi Asia Naz , Dr. Javed Iqbal and Dr. Asaf Niwaz


The purpose of this study is to examine how male faculty members perceive female chairpersons' administrative practices in KP institutions using Social Role Theory and Role Congruity Theory. The elements influencing these perceptions are examined, with a special emphasis on Planning and Development, coordination, Decision-making, Conflict management, Instructional supervision, personal attributes, financing, and motivation. A descriptive survey strategy was adopted for the study, collecting data from male faculty members in public universities of the province KP under the supervision of female chairpersons using a self-designed questionnaire with a Likert scale. Validity and reliability were assured through pilot testing. The data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics. The study revealed that male faculty members are moderately satisfied with the administrative work of their female chairpersons, but there are some reservations about the motivation and coordination of the faculty from the chairperson. Remarkably, junior faculty members are less confident than senior faculty members in these domains. The study emphasizes how crucial it is to address issues with coordination and motivation, especially in younger faculty members, to improve overall satisfaction and efficiency. This study adds to the body of knowledge by revealing how male faculty members view female leadership in academic environments, especially in the context of KP universities where there is male dominance in the majority of the departments in universities. It highlights the need for ongoing leadership development programs to effectively address organizational difficulties for females.

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