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Effects Of Mindfulness On The Self-Leadership Of Project Team Members

Yau, Kian Min (2019) Effects Of Mindfulness On The Self-Leadership Of Project Team Members. Master dissertation/thesis, UTAR.

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    Abstract

    The increase of today’s project management complexity environment requires capable project team members to be competent in self-leadership skills besides the necessary knowledge and experiences to execute the project as planned. Project team members with mindful self-leadership skills would have a better sense of who they are, what they can do, where they are going and take purposeful action to become a better team member. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of the practice of mindfulness on the self-leadership skills of the project team members in various industries in Malaysia context. The study also to investigate the relationship between age, gender, mindfulness, and self-leadership of the project team members. The sample consists of 186 respondents which covers 83 mindfulness practitioners and 103 nonpractitioners. The bi-language validated Mindfulness Attention Awareness Scale and Modified Revised Self-Leadership Questionnaire in Chinese and English were used to measure the mindfulness traits and self-leadership skills of project team members. From the ANOVA test, it showed that age is statistically significant with mindfulness traits and no significant relationship with self-leadership skills. Independent T-Test showed that gender has no statistically significant relationship with both mindfulness traits and self-leadership skills. Pearson’s Product-Moment Correlation Test results showed the respondents with mindfulness practice demonstrated higher mindfulness traits and self-leadership skills as compared to project team members without mindfulness practice. Mindful project team members will have better personal capabilities to cope with project challenges and lead to a better success rate of project implementation and improve team members morale, productivity, and job satisfaction. The management of various industry in Malaysia shall recognise and explore the positive effects of mindfulness to enhance project team members mental capability to manage the increasing complexity of project challenges.

    Item Type: Final Year Project / Dissertation / Thesis (Master dissertation/thesis)
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
    Divisions: Institute of Postgraduate Studies & Research > Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKCFES) - Sg. Long Campus > Master of Science (Project Management)
    Depositing User: Sg Long Library
    Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2022 20:42
    Last Modified: 25 Apr 2022 20:44
    URI: http://eprints.utar.edu.my/id/eprint/4372

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