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Title: Leadership styles and the internal efficiency of Government aided secondary schools in Kampala: a case study of Tropical High School
Authors: Atong, Riak A.
Keywords: Leadership styles
Tropical High School Kampala
Issue Date: May-2012
Publisher: Kampala International University; College of Humanities and Social Science
Abstract: The study sought to find out the relationship between head teachers' leadership styles and the internal efficiency of government aided secondary schools in Kampala District. It was prompted by the existence of dismal pointers of internal inefficiency like low completion rates, high dropout rates and high rates of repetition of classes by students in the schools identified. It was a mixed study that used both qualitative and quantitative research methods. The study adopted a non-experimental descriptive survey design with the cross sectional approach taken. The researcher used questionnaires and interviews to get data for the study. The researcher discovered on the basis of an extensive literature review and in-depth research that head teachers adopt a range of leadership styles. The democratic leadership style was found to be predominantly modelled by most head teachers together with the autocratic leadership style. Only one head teacher seems to utilize the laissez faire leadership style. The researcher established using Pearson's Chi Square test of Independence that there existed a statistically significant relationship between leadership styles and internal efficiency suggesting that the leadership behaviour modelled by a head teacher seems to explain the internal efficiency of his or her school. The researcher recommends that training programmes be drawn up by the Ministry of education and sports in conjunction with a reputable management institute to specifically address leadership skills enhancement for head teachers. The need for head teachers to share leadership with their teachers was also noted. Head teachers could be instructed by the school inspectors to distribute leadership responsibilities more to enhance leadership effectiveness in their schools.
Description: A research dissertation submitted to the College of Applied Economics and Management Science in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource Management of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Human Resource Mangement

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