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A Multi Criterion- Approach and an Educational Comparative Need Assessment Based on the Analysis of Staffs' Competencies

1Persian Gulf University, Research Institute of Persian Gulf

2Educational administration, National Iranian Gas Company, Bushehr Province Gas Company

American Journal of Educational Research. 2015, 3(7), 949-955
doi: 10.12691/education-3-7-20
Copyright © 2015 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
Amir Farokhnejad, Bahram Fadaiyan. A Multi Criterion- Approach and an Educational Comparative Need Assessment Based on the Analysis of Staffs' Competencies. American Journal of Educational Research. 2015; 3(7):949-955. doi: 10.12691/education-3-7-20.

Correspondence to: Amir  Farokhnejad, Persian Gulf University, Research Institute of Persian Gulf. Email: farokhnejad_shu@shyahoo.com


The aim of this paper is to assess the educational needs of staffs working in technical and operational deputy of Bushehr Oil Produces Distribution National Company (BOPDNC) along with a comparative/mixed approach. Objectives of this paper is focused on Executive Skills(ES),Interpersonal Skills (IS), Intellectual Essentials(IE), Personality Essentials(PE).The study population consisted of 143 staffs among which some of them were working in administrative and financial affairs and some of them were working in operational deputy known as middle managers. A none-random sampling was applied to conduct the requested model. Data were gathered via three questionnaires including staffs' competencies, paired comparisons of criterion and competency factors, and staffs' competencies and educational needs. Using AHP method could help to identify four key competencies of staffs including executive skills, interpersonal skills, intellectual essentials, and personality. Findings showed that the used AHP method could help to identify educational needs, increase in educational effectiveness, and increase in motivation of staffs' participation for need assessment and performing the educational plans. Since all today organizations are requested to prepare educational plans for improving their own staffs, the results of this paper, and of course, similar papers can be generalized for making professionally knowledge, skills, and attitudes develop.



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Surveying the Relationship of Emotional Intelligence and Staffs' Job Performance Case: Chahar Mahal Bakhtiari Province Gas Company

1Educational Administration, Islamic Azad University, Shar-e-Kord Branch, Iran

2Islamic Azad University, Shar-e-Kord Branch, Iran

American Journal of Educational Research. 2015, 3(8), 956-958
doi: 10.12691/education-3-8-1
Copyright © 2015 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
Somayyeh Bahramian, Seyyed Ali Siadat, Tayyebeh Sharifi. Surveying the Relationship of Emotional Intelligence and Staffs' Job Performance Case: Chahar Mahal Bakhtiari Province Gas Company. American Journal of Educational Research. 2015; 3(8):956-958. doi: 10.12691/education-3-8-1.

Correspondence to: Somayyeh  Bahramian, Educational Administration, Islamic Azad University, Shar-e-Kord Branch, Iran. Email: sommayeh_bahramian@yahoo.com


The aim of this paper is to urvey the relationship of emotional intelligence (EI) and job performance (JP) of staffs working in Chahar Mahal Bakhtiari Province Gas Company (CMBPGC). Study population consisted of 147 staff working in CMBPGC all of which 147 persons were selected as study sample. Data were obtained via two staffs' job performance (Paterson, 1990) and EI (Farnhaeim, 2002) questionnaires having 15 items, and 30 ones respectively based on Likert Scale from completely disagree to completely agree. Findings, based on Pearson's Correlation Coefficient, showed that there would be a significantly positive relationship between emotional intelligence and staffs' job performance. Also, there would be a significantly positive relationship between staffs' self-managerial; self-motivation, social awareness, and management of relations with job performance. Some suggestions were finally raised to make job performance improve through increasing in emotional intelligence to managers.



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Focusing on Change in Educational Leadership: The Need for Female Leaders in Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria

1Department of Educational Foundations and Administration, Nwafor Orizu College of Education, Nsugbe, Anambra State, Nigeria

2Department of Educational Foundations, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu State, Nigeria

American Journal of Educational Research. 2015, 3(8), 959-963
doi: 10.12691/education-3-8-2
Copyright © 2015 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
AKUDO FLORENCE U., OKENWA GETRUDE N.. Focusing on Change in Educational Leadership: The Need for Female Leaders in Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria. American Journal of Educational Research. 2015; 3(8):959-963. doi: 10.12691/education-3-8-2.

Correspondence to: AKUDO  FLORENCE U., Department of Educational Foundations and Administration, Nwafor Orizu College of Education, Nsugbe, Anambra State, Nigeria. Email: makudos@yahoo.com


The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria guaranteed social, economic and political rights to all citizens irrespective of sex, age, religion, cultural background among others. But it was observed that women are under-represented in leadership positions in the tertiary education sector of the nation, even though they constitute the majority of the teaching workforce. They seem to possess unique qualities that enhance their leadership potentials, as they bring into leadership communication, intermediary and interpersonal skills that many men do not possess. This paper argues that educational leadership in Nigeria need to be re-focused. It presents research findings using Personality assessment questions, demographic analysis and interview on the personality qualities and motivational factors of leaders in the tertiary institutions in Anambra State of Nigeria. Literature were reviewed on leadership, educational leadership, changes and rational for change in formal organization and female leadership. It concludes that there are no distinctive variance in male and female leadership roles. But that female leaders are more assertive, persuasive, emphatic, flexible and are willing to take risks etc. That application of more sustainable leadership styles would lead to change in educational leadership in Nigeria.



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