Effect of Parenting Style on Project Managers’ Leadership Skills in Kigali City-Case of FERWACOTAMO Projects


Authors : Ngerageze Mathias; Abdulrazaq Olayinka Oniye

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 10 - October

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10213017

Abstract : The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of parenting styles on project managers' leadership skills, focusing on communication, conflict management, decision making, and emotional intelligence within FERWACOTAMO (Federation of Cooperatives of Motorcycle Drivers) in Kigali City. The study used a crosssectional survey and the study population was FERWACOTAMO cooperative managers, totalling 164 members from 41 cooperatives, with a sample size of 116 determined using Slovin's formula. Data collection involves a questionnaire covering parenting styles, as well as 360-degree feedback for evaluating leadership abilities. Quantitative methods, including descriptive statistics, correlation analysis, and linear regression, were used for data analysis. Regarding communication skills, authoritative parenting style exhibited a statistically significant positive correlation (r=0.634, p=0.000), indicating that individuals raised with authoritative parenting were more effective communicators. Conversely, authoritarian parenting style showed a negative significant correlation (r=-0.296, p=0.005), indicating potential communication challenges for those exposed to such parenting. In terms of conflict management skills, authoritative parenting demonstrated a statistically significant positive correlation (r=0.576, p=0.000), suggesting that individuals raised with authoritative parenting were better at conflict resolution. In contrast, authoritarian and permissive parenting styles had negative correlations, potentially hindering conflict management abilities. Regarding decision- making skills, authoritative parenting style showed a statistically significant positive correlation (r=0.376, p=0.000), indicating better decisionmaking abilities for those exposed to authoritative parenting. Authoritarian and neglectful parenting styles exhibited statistically significant negative correlations, potentially impairing decision-making skills. For emotional intelligence, authoritative parenting style displayed positive correlation (r=0.473, p=0.000), indicating that individuals raised with authoritative parenting were more adept at understanding and managing emotions. Conversely, neglectful and authoritarian styles exhibited negative correlations, potentially leading to lower emotional intelligence.This study provides valuable insights into the effect of parenting styles on project managers' leadership skills. The main recommendations of this study are : To conduct parenting awareness programs for staff and the community in general and incorporate emotional intelligence, communication skills, conflict management and decision making in leadership trainings more successful in managing projects and leading teams in African contexts. (Molefe, (2016).Understanding the relationship between parenting style and project managers’ leadership skills in African contexts can provide insights into how individuals develop as leaders and how they manage projects in different cultural contexts. This knowledge can inform leadership.

The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of parenting styles on project managers' leadership skills, focusing on communication, conflict management, decision making, and emotional intelligence within FERWACOTAMO (Federation of Cooperatives of Motorcycle Drivers) in Kigali City. The study used a crosssectional survey and the study population was FERWACOTAMO cooperative managers, totalling 164 members from 41 cooperatives, with a sample size of 116 determined using Slovin's formula. Data collection involves a questionnaire covering parenting styles, as well as 360-degree feedback for evaluating leadership abilities. Quantitative methods, including descriptive statistics, correlation analysis, and linear regression, were used for data analysis. Regarding communication skills, authoritative parenting style exhibited a statistically significant positive correlation (r=0.634, p=0.000), indicating that individuals raised with authoritative parenting were more effective communicators. Conversely, authoritarian parenting style showed a negative significant correlation (r=-0.296, p=0.005), indicating potential communication challenges for those exposed to such parenting. In terms of conflict management skills, authoritative parenting demonstrated a statistically significant positive correlation (r=0.576, p=0.000), suggesting that individuals raised with authoritative parenting were better at conflict resolution. In contrast, authoritarian and permissive parenting styles had negative correlations, potentially hindering conflict management abilities. Regarding decision- making skills, authoritative parenting style showed a statistically significant positive correlation (r=0.376, p=0.000), indicating better decisionmaking abilities for those exposed to authoritative parenting. Authoritarian and neglectful parenting styles exhibited statistically significant negative correlations, potentially impairing decision-making skills. For emotional intelligence, authoritative parenting style displayed positive correlation (r=0.473, p=0.000), indicating that individuals raised with authoritative parenting were more adept at understanding and managing emotions. Conversely, neglectful and authoritarian styles exhibited negative correlations, potentially leading to lower emotional intelligence.This study provides valuable insights into the effect of parenting styles on project managers' leadership skills. The main recommendations of this study are : To conduct parenting awareness programs for staff and the community in general and incorporate emotional intelligence, communication skills, conflict management and decision making in leadership trainings more successful in managing projects and leading teams in African contexts. (Molefe, (2016).Understanding the relationship between parenting style and project managers’ leadership skills in African contexts can provide insights into how individuals develop as leaders and how they manage projects in different cultural contexts. This knowledge can inform leadership.

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