Secondary School Teachers’ Perceptions about Heads’ Leadership Styles as Contributors for Change
Author(s) : Muhammad Ramzan, Khalid Saleem & Mobeen-ul-Isalm
Change is the essence of life having vital role in the working of social organizations. The pace of change not only depends upon the leaders enforcing the change but also on their adopted leadership style. Both helps in making the change acceptable for the society. The study at hand focused on the analysis of teachers’ perceptions regarding leadership styles contributing for emergent and acceptable change. Purpose of study was to determine leadership styles and their respective influence on the orientation towards change at school level. A sample of 308 secondary school teachers were selected randomly from conveniently selected 40 public sector secondary schools across two districts viz. Okara and Kasur. The data were collected with the help of two questionnaires from the secondary level teachers. These were Scale for Assessing Perceptions about Leadership Styles (SAPLS) and Scale for Assessing Perceptions about Change (SAPC). Cronbach Alpha reliability of both the questionnaires were 0.85 and 0.82 respectively. Research findings revealed that there exist significant relationship between teachers’ perceptions about leadership styles and the change process although no significant difference between male and female leaders’ perceptions about change was observed. It was recommended that the leaders may be given orientation about handling the change and its relative effects.
Keywords: Change contributor, Leadership styles, Gender wise perception