Examining the Effect of Leadership Orientation on Faculty Satisfaction and Retention: Evidence from Colleges of Education in Northern Ghana
Keywords:leadership orientation, faculty satisfaction, retention, higher education, PLS-SEM
Leadership and culture of higher education institutions has a significant impact on several factors that are connected to faculty retention and satisfaction in higher education. Faculty satisfaction rises in an environment that values staff concerns, views, and values. Leadership in higher education must explore how to better manage their organization. Whilst leadership is instrumental in driving the strategic direction of an institution, its effect on staff satisfaction and staff retention in higher education generally and in colleges of education, in particular, has been underexplored. In this study, we explore the linkages between leadership orientation, staff satisfaction and staff retention. Our study develops a conceptual model to examine the dual role of leadership orientation and staff satisfaction on staff retention. Using partial least squares structural equation modelling we authenticate our model using data obtained from the colleges of education in Northern Ghana. The findings from this study will make major contributions to practice, policy, and research.