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Structural relationship of leadership qualities with worker’s issues for Saudi Arabia's construction industry
Department of Building and Construction Engineering, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, 86400 Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia
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One of the important factors for construction project success is managing the workers. It requires good leadership qualities in handling the workers’ issues. This paper presents a study on associating good leadership qualities with the workers issues of Saudi Arabia’s construction industry. The study was conducted within Makkah development region where all the construction workers are foreigners. A questionnaire survey involved 203 construction leaders who were asked to rate the degree of importance of each the identified leadership qualities in handling several construction workers issues. Collected data from this survey was used to develop PLS-SEM model which relates structural relationship of leadership qualities with the worker issues. Validation of the model shows that it is fit with Goodness of Fit (GoF) value of 0.30. The validated model indicates that problem solving group of qualities is the most dominant in handling workers issues.These findings are helpful for Saudi Arabia’s construction practitioners in handling workers issues effectively and thus ensure completion of construction projects timely.
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