The Intervening Effect of Leadership Style on the Relationship between Stakeholder Engagement and Sustainability of Anglican Church Funded Projects in Kenya
Church funded projects are a powerful global concept which describes those businesses with primarily social and environmental objectives. However, these projects undertaken by the Church have been facing critical challenges in sustainability. The objective of the study was to establish the intervening effect of leadership style in the relationship between stakeholder engagement and sustainability of Anglican Church funded projects in Kenya. The study’s theoretical review was based on behavioral theory on leadership. The study adopted a cross-sectional research design aimed at collecting large number of quantitative data to establish patterns of value addition in the church projects. The study used positivism philosophy. The study’s respondents was drawn from all the Anglican Churches in Mombasa Region. The unit of analysis was the Anglican churches funded projects while the respondent was the development committee, parochial church council and church members. One development committee member was selected from each of the 11 deaneries while 2 parochial church council members was selected from the 11 deaneries while sampling was done for the church members. Yamane (1967) simplified formula was used to obtain the number of church members from the 11 deaneries. Stratified random sampling was used to select church members while purposive sampling was used to select the church committee members, parochial church council and church members. Primary data was obtained using self-administered questionnaires. The questionnaire was made up of closed questions relating to the study’s objectives. Descriptive statistics such as percentages, frequencies, mean and standard deviation was used for the quantitative data. Inferential data analysis was done using Pearson correlation coefficient and regression analysis. The results was presented in form of tables and graphs. The results indicated that there exists a partial mediation effect on the mediating role of leadership style on the relationship between stakeholder engagement and sustainability of projects. The study recommended on introduction of effective controls including processes and procedures, having a clear set of objectives and well defined staff roles and responsibilities, member involvement in project activities and having a means of measuring performance which are all geared towards ensuring effective and efficient utilization of resources and achieving satisfactory progress on sustainability of projects
Keywords: Leadership Style, Stakeholder Engagement, Sustainability, Anglican Church & Kenya.
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