Improvement of Leadership Capacity and Lecturer Performance in Optimization of Student Learning Outcomes in Private Higher Education Institutions
Private higher education institutions are proven to be able to accommodate 300% more students than public institutions. However, this high quantity has not been balanced by an increase in quality. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of leadership capacity in the relationship between lecturer performance and student learning outcomes. The survey method was used to collect data from 80 lecturer respondents, 32 employee respondents, and 200 student respondents randomly selected at four private higher education institutions (PTS) in West Java, Indonesia. The results of the channel model analysis confirm that leadership capacity acts as an important mediating variable in the relationship between lecturer performance and student learning outcomes in the PTS. There will be an increase in student learning outcomes due to the increase in lecturer performance in providing learning services regarding their expertise and from the academic communication between lecturers and their students.