This study explored the relationship between transformative leadership and administrative effectiveness at air force higher education institutions. The results provide a reference to other military higher education institution leaders. Questionnaires were distributed to 630 personnel at two air force higher education institutions. A total of 570 questionnaires were returned, of which 544 were valid, thus reaching an effective response rate of 86.3%. Descriptive statistics, t-test, one-way analysis of variance, and Pearson''s product-moment correlations were used to analyze the relationship between the transformative leadership and administrative effectiveness.
Results are as follows:
1.Of the different aspects of transformative leadership, "creating a vision", "intellectual stimulation", and "motivating and inspiring" received the highest scores.
2.Of institutional administrative effectiveness, “job satisfaction" received the highest score, followed by “administration communication and coordination”, “institutional atmosphere”, “campus environmental planning”, and “presidential leadership effectiveness”.
3.Transformative leadership of presidents differed by institutional type, age, position, educational background, military experience and expertise.
4.Administrative effectiveness differed by gender, institutional type, age, position, years of service, military education, and expertise.
5.Presidents’ transformative leadership and institutional administrative effectiveness are closely associated.
Conclusions were summarized and recommendations were made for other military colleges, military education authorities and future researchers.