Prudential judgment, legal ability, path models, value orientation


This study investigated the nature of prudential judgment and legal ability through value orientations, with a random sample of educational managers in selected colleges and universities.  Prudential judgment has three value orientations: goodwill, justice, peace and order. Legal ability has two indicators: legalistic and non-legalistic. The correlations of prudential judgment and legal ability were assessed. Consequently, path models for predicting prudential judgment and legal ability were created through causal path analysis.  The findings of the study are breakthroughs in the educational managers’ professional development in school legislation and decision-making skills.

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