• Jane Teng Yan Fang Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
Keywords: Leadership, Higher education, Social impact, Culture, Communication


The study investigated the external factors specifically on the social impacts towards leadership in Higher education in Malaysia. The paper aims to highlight the social impacts in the areas namely, indirect communication, preserving face, status gap, self-interest, and Malaysian culture towards the leadership in higher institutions. The study employed a qualitative paradigm where a total of thirty two respondents were interviewed. The findings show that social impacts contribute significantly towards the construction of leadership and leadership effectiveness at Higher Education in Malaysia. Thus, this implies that leadership is being constructed by the surrounding environment, that a simple formula for leadership does not exist.


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How to Cite
Teng Yan Fang, J. (2019). THE SOCIAL IMPACTS ON LEADERSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION IN MALAYSIA. Journal of Contemporary Issues and Thought, 3, 1-11. Retrieved from