ABSTRACT: The educational departments at different levels in Egypt seek to reform education, improve its conditions, and keep pace with the technological developments and the information and communication technology revolution that have imposed many challenges on the lifestyle. However, the issue of quality education in Egypt in terms of quality culture and practice is still in a stage of a quagmire. Therefore, this study investigates the influence of strategic leadership and quality management practices in Egypt public universities, the participants in this study were 120 academic staff from nine universities. This employed a random stratified sampling in choosing the participants. The respondents administered 32 questions on the strategic leadership questionnaire and 34 questions on quality management practices. The data collected and analyzed through multiple regression and correlation techniques to ascertain the hypothesized relationship. The study analyzed using partial least square – structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) through the Smart-PLS, to check the hypothesize variables. The result of the study found that a strong and positive relationship between strategic leadership and quality management practice. The study also, showed that no statistically significant differences between the averages of the responses to strategic leadership and improving the quality of education due to gender. The study recommended that the necessity of paying attention to the strategic leadership from the different colleges to take advantage of their strategic role in decision-making and developing the educational institution through the applying and practice of quality management.
Journal of Human Development and Education for specialized Research (JHDESR) Vo: 6, No:3, 2020
Keywords: Strategic leadership, Quality management practices, public universities.