Communication Competence, Self-Control and Professional Excellence in Academic Heads of Universities

Author: Ayesha Saddiqa

Supervisor: Shahnila Tariq

Degree: MSc

Year: 2014-2016

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present study aimed to examine the relationship between communication competence, self-control and professional excellence in the academic heads of universities. It was hypothesized that communication competence and self-control are correlated with the professional excellence. The data was collected from heads of the departments, institutes and colleges of universities. The well-established measures were used to collect data, i.e., Self-Perceived Communication Competence Scale (SPCC) by McCroskery (1988), Desirability of Control Scale by Burger and Cooper (1979) and Professional Excellence Scale was self-developed (Saddiqa & Tariq, 2016). Results showed significant relationship between communication competence and professional excellence. Self-control has positive relationship with the professional excellence. It indicates that the Self-control is behind successful heads of departments. The results were discussed in comparison to the indigenous and western literature.

Keywords: Communication Competence, Self-Control, Professional Excellence.

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Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email:, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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