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This study aimed at exploring the effect of leadership styles on improving communication methods in Saudi universities from the perspective of faculty members. Four-hundred questionnaires were distributed to faculty members in the Saudi universities, 313 questionnaires were valid for analysis. The results showed that the most common leadership style among academic administrators in Saudi universities is the democratic style, followed by the laissez-faire leadership style, while the autocratic leadership style came in the third and last rank. Also, the results showed that one of the most common methods of communication is non-verbal communication related to symbols, movements, and expressions. in addition, the results revealed a significant effect was found positive of democratic leadership style on a communication method and a negative significant effect was found of autocratic leadership style and laissez-faire leadership style on communication method.
Keywords: Leadership style, Communication method, Faculty Members, Academic Administrators
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