Leadrs Characteristics and Self- Development in the UAE Public Sector

Salim Rashed Alzaabi


Purpose: The main purpose of this study was to investigate the nature of the effect of the leaders' characteristics (LC) on the leaders’ engagement in the activities of Self-Development (SD).The public sector was the targeted context for the study. Questionnaires were distributed to 200 leaders of Abu Dhabi educational council schools.139 questionnaires were returned and used in the analysis using the PLS-SEM as a strategy of analysis. Data was collected from 139 male and female leaders in Abu Dhabi Educational Zone. The results in this study revealed that leaders’ characteristics; learning adaptability, self-efficacy and propensity to development were important predictors of leaders’ engagement in the self-development activities. Most importantly it was found that propensity is the most important predictor of leaders’ self-development which was followed by learning adaptability and finally comes the leaders’ self-efficacy.

Keywords: Self-Development(SD), Leader Characteristics(LC).

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