Antecedents of Authentic Leadership and Organizational Citizenship Behaviours in Selected Institutions in Brong Ahafo Region (Published)
Leadership seems to be a challenge for organizations, institutions as well as countries specifically, developing countries. This paper investigates the antecedents of one promising remedy for today’s leadership crisis namely, authentic leadership (Bill, 2003 cited in Wang, 2014) in three higher education institutions. The main aim was to examine how social and cognitive intelligence link to authentic leadership, and how organizational citizenship behavior acts as an outcome of authentic leadership. The study was descriptive. The study revealed a significant positive correlation between social intelligence and authentic leadership as well as cognitive intelligence and authentic leadership. Finally, it was discovered that a significant positive relationship existed between authentic leader and organizational citizenship behavior. The study recommended that leaders within institutions in particular and other organizations must focus on ethos like openness, confrontation, trust, authenticity, proactive, autonomy, and collaboration to make authentic leadership effective and successful.
The aim of the current study was to investigative the relationship that exists among emotional, social, cognitive intelligence and social support network among youths. Correlational research design was adopted for this study. Three hypotheses were formulated to guide this study. The population consisted of all youths in Rivers State. A sample of 856 respondents was drawn from the population using cluster sampling technique. Four instruments were used for data collection. They included Emotional Intelligence Behavior Inventory (EQBI) by Akinboye, Multidimensional Scale for Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) by Gregory, et al., Tomso Social Intelligence Scale (TSQS), and Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS). Pearson Product Moment Correlation coefficient was used to test the hypotheses at .05 level of significance. Results indicated that emotional, social and cognitive intelligence demonstrated significant positive relationship with social support network among youths. Based on the findings, conclusion and recommendations were made.