HomeIAMURE International Journal of Multidisciplinary Researchvol. 12 no. 1 (2015)

Supervisory Traits in Relation to Cross-Cultural Skills and Attitudes of Southeast Asian Educational Administrators

Fructuoso C. Baliton

Discipline: Education Administration, Sociology



The leader’s style affects the leader’s behavior. The leader’s behavior makes the leader’s style. Encouraging cultural and demographic diversity within an organization helps an organization achieve social responsibility goals and improving cross cultural relations includes understanding the true meaning of appreciating demographic and cultural diversity. This descriptive survey-correlation method of research aimed to determine whether the supervisory traits of Southeast Asian educational administrators were related to their cross-cultural skills and attitudes. This study aims to provide a list of traits, essential to identify their strongest and weakest traits to set objectives and develop plans to improve their integrity, industriousness, and ability to get along with others in order for them to become successful educational administrators. This may also serve as a feedback for them to determine whether they most likely function well in a multicultural work environment, or they need to develop more cross-cultural awareness and skills to work effectively in a multicultural work environment. Chi-square established that their supervisory traits were not significantly related to their cross-cultural skills and attitudes.