A Study of the Relationship Between Lecturers’ Perceptions Towards Charismatic Leadership and Their Organizational Commitment in the School of Life Sciences at a University in Yunnan, China


  • Weihuan Min
  • Yan Ye Ph. D. Assistant Professor, Director of Educational Research, Statistics and Measurement Centre, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Assumption University


Lecturer, Charismatic Leadership, Organizational Commitment


The main purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between lecturers’ perceptions towards charismatic leadership and their organizational commitment in the School of Life Sciences at a university in Yunnan, China. The study was conducted on 105 full time lecturers in 2020 (March to August) from the selected school. The main data collection tool was a questionnaire. The researcher used Mean and Standard Deviation to analyze the lecturers’ perceptions towards charismatic leadership and their organizational commitment. Pearson Product Moment Coefficient of Correlation was used to test the relationship between the two variables. The result of this study showed that the level of lecturers’ perceptions towards charismatic leadership was at a high level, total mean scored 3.74. The organizational commitment variable mean scored 3.65 in overall, regarded as high level. Results of the Pearson correlation indicated that there was a weak positive association between charismatic leadership and organizational commitment, (r (98) = .401, p = .000).


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