Exploring the antecedents of institutional effectiveness: a case study of higher education universities in India

Vidya Bai Gokarna, Suhan Mendon, Iqbal Thonse Hawaldar, Cristi Spulbar, Ramona Birau, Smitha Nayak, Maanya Manohar

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The significance of Institutional Effectiveness is pivotal to the functioning of an academic institution. The mushrooming of private institutions in the Indian higher education space necessitates exploring its antecedents to ensure quality higher education is imparted by the institution. The purpose of this research endeavor is to explore the impact of Academic Leadership on Institutional Effectiveness with a mediating role of Campus Culture and Faculty Involvement in Decision Making. The study employed a cross-sectional research design and implemented a purposive sampling technique to collet primary data from 80 permanent faculties and 249 students of private engineering colleges located in the Karnataka state of India. Data was collected through a structured questionnaire and analyzed using Partial Least Square-Structural Equation Modeling. Hypothesis shows academic leadership and campus culture has high influence on institutional effectiveness. Faculty in decision making and campus culture partially mediates between academic leadership and institutional effectiveness. The results of FIMIX-PLS and PLS-MGA analysis shows the similarity in the results of total effect and path relationships. This paper provides theoretical foundations and empirical findings on conceptualizing the antecedents of institutional effectiveness. The outcomes of this research serve as significant input to policy makers and higher education institutions to facilitate enhancement of institutional effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1162 - 1182
JournalEconomic Research-Ekonomska Istrazivanja
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics and Econometrics


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