Leadership Dimension Factors Among University Administrators Affecting Instructors' Job Satisfaction in a Technology University in China


  • jiaqi yang Hubei University of Technology 




Leadership Dimension Factors, Job Satisfaction, University Administrators, Transformational Leadership


This study explores leadership dimensions among university administrators and their impact on instructors' job satisfaction in a Chinese technology university, specifically Hubei University of Technology. Against the backdrop of China's rapid growth in higher education and challenges unique to technology-focused institutions, the research investigates the role of leadership in shaping the academic environment. Employing a quantitative research approach, a cross-sectional survey design with 340 respondents was used, along with a comprehensive questionnaire based on the Transformational Leadership Theory. Positive trends in job satisfaction, especially in Teaching and Research Opportunities, Work Environment, and Leadership Support, are revealed. Transformational leadership factors, including idealized influence, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation, and individualized consideration, show strong positive correlations with job satisfaction. Despite commendable overall satisfaction levels, attention is needed to address concerns raised by a minority of instructors reporting significant dissatisfaction. The findings contribute insights into effective leadership practices within Chinese technology universities, offering actionable recommendations for administrators, policymakers, and academic leaders. The study concludes by outlining implications for enhancing leadership practices, fostering instructor satisfaction, and promoting the success of technology-focused educational institutions in China and beyond.


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DOI: 10.55014/pij.v7i2.563
Published: 2024-04-20

How to Cite

yang, jiaqi. (2024). Leadership Dimension Factors Among University Administrators Affecting Instructors’ Job Satisfaction in a Technology University in China. Pacific International Journal, 7(2), 52–58. https://doi.org/10.55014/pij.v7i2.563