A STUDY OF THE SERVANT LEADERSHIP OF DOMINICAN SEMINARIANS AT PARISHES IN VIETNAM
Keywords:Servant Leadership, Dominican, Seminary, Seminarian, Parish
This study was on the servant leadership of Dominican seminarians at parishes in Vietnam. The objectives of this study were (1) to examine the current servant leadership of seminarians serving at the parishes in Vietnam (2) to determine the relationship between seminarians’ servant leadership and their demographic factors including age, educational attainment and years of serving experience.
The research method which was used for this study was a quantitative approach. A Likert scale questionnaire which based on Barbuto and Wheeler’s (2006) theory was used to determine servant leadership qualities of 265 seminarians at the Dominican Seminary in Vietnam. The data from questionnaire was analyzed by using descriptive statistics and Pearson Production Moment Correlation Coefficients test.
This study showed that (1) the Dominican Seminarians fairly practiced servant leadership when serving at parishes in Vietnam; (2) there was no significant relationship between seminarian servant leadership qualities and their demographic elements including age and educational attainment. The findings from this study could be useful for the administrators of the Seminary in Vietnam to further improve their training quality for current and new seminarians in order to achieve the ideal mission instilling a greater sense of servant leadership in them. In general, these findings could also provide a fresh impetus for all seminarians to strengthen their faith and perform their duty effectively.