Servant Leadership Practice in the education sector in Saudi Arabia

A Field Study

  • Abdulmalek Taher Al Hajj Public Administration Department - College of Business Administration King Saud University- Saudi Arabia and IBB University- Republic of Yemen.
  • Ibtehal Abdulaziz Alghuwairi Department of Public Administration- College of Business Administration - King Saud University - Saudi Arabia
Keywords: Leadership, The Servant Leadership, the Servant leader, Ministry of education


The study aimed to identify the degree of servant leadership practice by female leaders in the education sector and to identify more and less behaviors practice. The descriptive method was used, and the questionnaire was distributed to a convenient sample of (319 female employees -176 women leaders). the findings of the study are as following: That the study sample of (female employees) agrees that servant leadership (sometimes) is exercised by female leaders. they practice the following: encourage female employees to use their talents, help them to improve themselves, enable them to solve work problems, develop new ideas. And female leaders (rarely) develop a long-term work plan, benefit from any criticism related to performance, provide opportunities for female employees to learn new skills. on the other hand, the study found that the sample of (female leaders) agreed that they (always) practice servant leadership. generally, the study indicated that female leaders practice (often) servant leadership from the viewpoint of the two study samples (employees - female leaders).


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Taher Al Hajj, A., & Abdulaziz Alghuwairi, I. (2021). Servant Leadership Practice in the education sector in Saudi Arabia: A Field Study. Roa Iktissadia Review, 11(1), 339-360. Retrieved from