Friday, November 10, 2006

Dissertation Abstract

This study has the basic intention of developing a conceptual model of Information System (IS) leadership roles of IS Leaders of State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) in Region XI. More specifically, the study was conducted to determine the profile of the IS leaders of SUCs in terms of individual characteristics and position characteristics; the organizational characteristics of SUCs as to revenue, personnel, colleagues’ use, chief executive’s use, subordinates’ use, data processing stage, information system stage and networking stage; the extent of the participation of IS leaders of SUCs to the social aspects of leadership (informational role, decisional role and interpersonal role); the extent of the participation of IS leaders of SUCs to the technical aspects of leadership (chief architect, change leader, product developer, technology provocateur, coach and chief operating strategist) and whether or not the individual characteristics, position characteristics and organizational characteristics significantly influence the social and technical aspects of is leadership roles.

A descriptive-correlative method of research was used. Data were gathered using a researcher-made survey. To validate and clarify some items in the survey, interviews were performed by the researcher to some of the respondents. Secondary data were collected from the SUCs to further explain the organizational characteristics like revenue and personnel.

Findings showed that extent of participation of IS leaders of SUCs in Region XI in terms of the social and technical aspects of leadership role are both “extensive”. Using stepwise regression technique, results reveal that age, reporting level, colleagues’ use, subordinates’ use and information system stage significantly influence the social and technical aspects of IS leadership roles.
The model for the social aspects of IS leadership role shows that for every unit increase in age, personnel, operating responsibility, subordinates’ use and information system stage, there is also an increase in the leadership role in terms of social aspects. On the other hand, the model for the technical aspects of IS leadership role shows that for every unit increase in age, position years, operating responsibility, subordinates’ use and information system stage, there is also an increase in the leadership role in terms of technical aspects.