Ready to Take Off With Perfectionist and Hopper Styles Vis-A-Vis Senior-Member Administrators Time Management Practices in Ghanaian Polytechnics (Published)
The main objective of the study was to determine whether administrators’ perfectionist and hopper styles have a statistically significant influence on time management practices. Two hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The descriptive survey design, with a quantitative approach, was adopted for the study. Purposive sampling technique was used in selecting eight polytechnics. A sample of 445 Administrators was used for the study. Data was collected through questionnaire administration. Exploratory factor analysis was performed and the overall Kaiser Myere Olkin coefficient of .826 was obtained for work management styles and .806 was recorded by time management practices. Kolmogorov Smirnov was employed to test for the normality of the data. Simple linear regression was used to test for the relative influence of perfectionist and hopper styles on time management practices. Multiple regression was applied to test for the joint contribution of the variables. The findings were discussed in line with the literature. The findings of the study were that statistically significant influences were established between perfectionist style, hopper style and time management practices. In terms of the magnitude of the contributions, perfectionist style was the potent contributor to time management practices. The variables jointly explained nearly 18.8% of the variance in time management practices. It was recommended among others that administrators should advocate for sustaining the use of the perfectionist style. It is again recommended that administrators need to involve secretaries in daily activities by assigning minor routine tasks to them so that they could have enough time for other equally important activities and control the hopper style of managing.