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The Importance of Public Administration Towards Achieving Good Governance for Positive National Development by Using SmartPLS 3

Abdul-Kahar Adam

Abdul-Kahar Adam 1

  1. University of Technology Malaysia (UTM), Azman Hashim International Business School, Skudai, 81310 Johor Bahru, Malaysia; University of Education, Winneba, Business School, Winneba, Central Region, Ghana 1

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Pages: 68-97

DOI: 10.18488/journal.74.2018.52.68.97

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Article History:

Received: 27 September, 2018
Revised: 19 October, 2018
Accepted: 22 November, 2018
Published: 31 December, 2018


This research is an applied research using both quantitative and qualitative techniques instrument developed (questionnaire) and it’s been conducted in a broader spectrum of constructs to give a bigger picture of the Public Administration problems and challenges faced by Ghana which gives an indication as to why Ghana is not achieving Good Governance status. A total of 65 questionnaires were distributed but only 55 respondents where gather from the target group of Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) within the Tamale Metropolis. A scientific tool used to run this analysis is SmartPLS 3. This research measures the relationship of two variables with Partial Least Squares and Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM). The main purpose of this research is to make contributions to the underpinning Public Administration as the main driver in the discourse of achieving Good Governance for a country. The hypothesis is that Public Administration has positive relationship towards Good Governance of the country. The findings confirmed the hypothesis that Public Administration is significant to Good Governance positively based on both reflective and formative models. In this study many of the Good Governance constructs are positively reflective but the Public Administration constructs which consists of behavioural ethics and institutional performance status had conflicting results in terms of significance and some are very low in the outer loadings. Institutional failures under the Public Administration need to be looked at seriously by all stakeholders and adopt a way forward model. This research drew inspiration from a theory of Matei et al. (2016).
Contribution/ Originality
The paper contributes the first logical analysis of the importance of public administration towards achieving positive good governance since the study uses new scientific methodology to define relationships and their applicability. It is to inform stakeholders of the missing links for proper development decision-making of the poorer nations in Africa.


Public administration, Good governance, New public management, New public administration, Governance, Ghana, SmartPLS, PLS-SEM



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This study received no specific financial support.

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The author declares that there are no conflicts of interests regarding the publication of this paper.


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