عنوان مقاله [English]
Background and Objective: For universities to be able to achieve independence, they need sophisticated and effective leaders, because visionary leadership portrays the vision and outlook of the organization. Therefore, the general objective of the present research is to provide a model for explaining the effect of visionary leadership on the independence of the Macro Medical Universities of Iran in Region 1 Health Scheme.
Methods and Materials: The study was conducted using a descriptive survey approach as its methodology. The statistical population comprised 1851 faculty members of the region 1 macro medical universities of Iran 320 of whom were selected as the study sample using the stratified random sampling method according to Cochran's formula. To collect data, a researcher-made questionnaire on visionary leadership consisting of 90 questions (with 2 dimensions and 6 components), and a researcher-made questionnaire on universities independence with 60 questions (2 dimensions and 8 components) were used. To analyze the data, the structural equation test was performed using SPSS20 and PLS software.
Results: The results revealed that visionary leadership had a significant positive impact on the independence of the Iran’s region 1 macro medical universities with the factorial load of 0.666. The model also had an appropriate goodness of fit.
Conclusion: Visionary leadership is considered as one of the important factors in improving the quality of educational effectiveness and university independence. This research can create a new perspective in order to change the general policies of managers and authorities of the macro medical universities of region 1 in order to revise the transformation and innovation scheme
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