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A survey of training in leadership abilities and professional expectations among heads of pediatric dentistry departments in dental institutions of India.
J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent. 2020 Apr-Jun; 38(2):104-109.JI

Abstract

Purpose

A web-based questionnaire survey was undertaken among the heads of pediatric dentistry departments to find out trainings received, participation in administrative responsibilities, expectations, stress related to the position, and overall satisfaction levels in dental institutes of India.

Methodology

An online survey was sent to 188 heads of the pediatric dentistry after formulating and piloting the questionnaire. A descriptive analysis was performed using SPSS version 18.0.

Results

Fifty-seven males and 43 females, making a total of 100 responses were received, making 53.2% response rate. The main issues came out to be lack of adequate training about the leadership role of heads and inadequate participation in major administrative activities related to department. The stress was primarily due to extensive paperwork, meetings, and effect on interpersonal relationships.

Conclusion

It could be concluded that the respondents were not having a free hand in handling respective departments and there had been lack of formal trainings about leadership abilities and other soft skills before being appointed as head of the department.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Sciences, Faridabad, Haryana, India.Division of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Centre for Dental Education and Research, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32611853

Citation

Kalra, Gauri, and Vijay Prakash Mathur. "A Survey of Training in Leadership Abilities and Professional Expectations Among Heads of Pediatric Dentistry Departments in Dental Institutions of India." Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, vol. 38, no. 2, 2020, pp. 104-109.
Kalra G, Mathur VP. A survey of training in leadership abilities and professional expectations among heads of pediatric dentistry departments in dental institutions of India. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent. 2020;38(2):104-109.
Kalra, G., & Mathur, V. P. (2020). A survey of training in leadership abilities and professional expectations among heads of pediatric dentistry departments in dental institutions of India. Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, 38(2), 104-109. https://doi.org/10.4103/JISPPD.JISPPD_172_20
Kalra G, Mathur VP. A Survey of Training in Leadership Abilities and Professional Expectations Among Heads of Pediatric Dentistry Departments in Dental Institutions of India. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent. 2020 Apr-Jun;38(2):104-109. PubMed PMID: 32611853.
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