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British Journal of Education, Society & Behavioural Science, ISSN: 2278-0998,Vol.: 17, Issue.: 3

Original-research-article

The Effects of Leadership Styles of Headteachers on Academic Performance at Seniagya – Effiduase Sekyere East in the Ashanti Region

 

Stella Boampong1, William Obeng-Denteh2, Ibrahim Issaka2* and Patrick Akwasi Anamuah Mensah2

1Department of Educational Leadership, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana.

2Department of Mathematics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.

Article Information
Editor(s):
(1) Alina Georgeta Mag, Department of Private Law and Educational Science, University of Sibiu, Romania.
Reviewers:
(1) Lazarus Ndiku Makewa, University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, Kenya.
(2) Naeem Hayat, GIFT University, Pakistan.
(3) Azizuddin Khan, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India.
Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/15750

Abstracts

The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of leadership styles of Headteachers on the academic performance of students. The study was a multi-pronged approach, commonly referred to as triangulation combining both qualitative and quantitative research methods. The samples that provided data were from Headteachers, Teachers, Parents, Students and Educational authorities at the district. Data were collected through questionnaire and the analysis of the questions was done using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS); and in order eliminate errors in the data entry, all data were re-entered through the Epi-Info software interface. The results were also subjected to cross tabulations to bring out details of the results in relation to the independent variables (leadership styles). Over 60% of respondents (271) maintained that the leadership styles of Headteachers have some influence on academic performance of students. The conclusion and recommendations were that Headteachers should be equipped with knowledge and skills in leadership, therefore Teacher Training institutions should incorporate into their curriculum, training in the art and science of leadership in order to groom leaders, right from school.

Keywords :

Headteachers; leadership styles; students; teachers; academic performance; effects.

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DOI : 10.9734/BJESBS/2016/27153

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