Empowerment and Job Performance at University Level: Case of Women Academic Leaders

Authors

  • Muhammad Amin Associate Professor, Department of ELPS, Division of Education, University of Education, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
  • Humera Amin Lecturer, Department of ELPS, Division of Education, University of Education, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
  • Faisal Amjad PhD Scholar (Special Education), Department of Special Education, Division of Education, University of Education, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
  • Sidrah Ejaz PhD Scholar (ELPS), Department of ELPS, Division of Education, University of Education, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
  • Shagufta Khalil PhD Scholar (ELPS), Department of ELPS, Division of Education, University of Education, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.55737/qjssh.701357463

Keywords:

Work Engagement, Leadership, Empowerment, Job Satisfaction

Abstract

The empowerment ofwomen means granting them the authority they deserve to carry out their responsibilities. The purpose of this research is to ascertain how women's empowerment in academic leadership affects their performance on the job at university level. Semi-structured interviews provided the foundation for the qualitative research. The current study is based on interviews with 12 female Heads of Department (HODs) at different University of Education campuses located in Lahore, Pakistan. Interviews were conductedfor data collection and then thematically analyzed. The objectives of this research study were to influence the ways in which the empowerment of women academic leaders affected their productivity at university level. According to results, majority of respondents felt that having power improved performance since it allowed them to respond to situations quickly and effectively. They can work with greater efficacy, freedom, and efficiency. They can develop into socially desirable, reliable, skilled communicators, and more likely to develop long lasting relationships as a result of women empowerment. Therefore, empowering women in academic leadership has a positive effect on their work performance at the university level.

Author Biography

  • Muhammad Amin, Associate Professor, Department of ELPS, Division of Education, University of Education, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

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Published

2024-06-30

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How to Cite

Amin, M., Amin, H., Amjad, F., Ejaz, S., & Khalil, S. (2024). Empowerment and Job Performance at University Level: Case of Women Academic Leaders. Qlantic Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 5(2), 270-278. https://doi.org/10.55737/qjssh.701357463

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