The impact of school heads’ demographic characteristics on their leadership styles
Keywords:Leadership, autocratic, Islamic Model, Democratic style
The concept of leadership is as old as the emergence of the universe. The leadership role of school heads is to promote the vision of intellectual understanding by motivating the employees for the progress and benefit of the organization. The current study aims at exploring the impact of school heads’ demographic characteristics on their leadership styles. Sixty-six school heads were selected randomly from secondary schools in district Faisalabad and the instrument used for data collection was Leadership Styles Survey [LSS]. The results revealed a non-significant distinction for male and female heads for autocratic, democratic, Islamic Model, and laisses-faire styles of leadership. Age was found to create significant effect on democratic, Islamic Model, and laisses-faire styles of leadership but an autocratic style of leadership had a non-significant effect. A significant impact of age on headteachers’ leadership styles for the democratic leadership style for Islamic Model and laissez-faire styles leadership was recorded while there was a significant effect of age on headteachers’ autocratic, democratic, and laissez-faire styles of leadership. There was a significant effect of experience on headteachers’ democratic and for laissez-faire style. It is recommended to improve the leadership style of the heads with updated training and technology.
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