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Leadership and organizational commitment in public universities of tungurahua province - republic of ecuador

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Byron Omar Bejarano Lizano ,
Byron Omar Bejarano Lizano

Instituto Universitario Manuel Lezaeta. Docente investigador, Analista de Talento Humano, Universidad Técnica de Ambato. Ambato, Ecuador

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María Dolores Guamán Guevara ,
María Dolores Guamán Guevara

Universidad Técnica de Ambato. Facultad de Ciencias Administrativas, Unidad de Posgrados. Ambato, Ecuador

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Adriana Monserrath Monge Moreno ,
Adriana Monserrath Monge Moreno

Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo (ESPOCH). Docente, Riobamba, Ecuador

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Martha Cecilia Ramos-Ramírez ,
Martha Cecilia Ramos-Ramírez

Universidad Técnica de Ambato, Carrera de Laboratorio Clínico. Ambato, Ecuador

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Abstract

Introduction: Leadership in organizations is continuously studied, always in search of new models that can adapt to organizational processes with greater flexibility, a reality that obliges organizations to adapt to avant-garde styles to promote organizational commitment.
Objective: To explain the relationship between leadership and organizational commitment in public universities of the provincial government of Tungurahua - Republic of Ecuador.
Methods: It is an explanatory research, embedded in the positivist paradigm, with a quantitative approach. The research design is field-based, transactional, and non-experimental. As a technique for gathering information, a Likert scale questionnaire was designed, with two parts for estimating leadership styles and organizational commitment, comprising a total of 80 items. The same instrument was validated through expert judgment, applied in a pilot test to 20 subjects with characteristics similar to the study population, obtaining reliability through Cronbach's alpha of 0.910. The collected information underwent processing and analysis through descriptive and inferential statistical methods. The results showed a moderate presence of laissez-faire leadership styles with a mean of 2.76 and democratic leadership with a mean of 2.11.
Results: Regarding organizational commitment, there was a slight estimation with a mean of 1.93; within the analysis, a high correlation of (0.635**) was obtained, highlighting transformational leadership and organizational commitment.
Conclusions: The factors of leadership influencing organizational commitment in public universities of the province of Tungurahua - Republic of Ecuador were determined. In this sense, it was determined that leadership style influences commitment within the organization with a strong correlation.
It was established that promoting this type of leadership should continue through managerial guidelines that strengthen organizational commitment.

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Bejarano Lizano BO, Guamán Guevara MD, Monserrath Monge Moreno A, Ramos-Ramírez MC. Leadership and organizational commitment in public universities of tungurahua province - republic of ecuador. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología - Serie de Conferencias [Internet]. 2024 Jul. 1 [cited 2024 Jul. 19];3:685. Available from: https://conferencias.saludcyt.ar/index.php/sctconf/article/view/685

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