Effects of Leadership Styles on Tutors' Work Performance: A Case of Public Teachers Colleges in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Lutego, Clara G. (2015) Effects of Leadership Styles on Tutors' Work Performance: A Case of Public Teachers Colleges in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study aimed to investigate effects of leadership styles on tutors‟ work performance in Kilimanjaro region, involving three public teachers colleges situated in the region. The objectives of the study were to determine the leadership styles that are predominantly used by principals in colleges, assessing factors contributing for the adoption of a particular leadership style and to examine how the leadership styles adopted by principals influence tutors‟ work performance in the college. The study utilized qualitative approach and employed explorative design whereby purposive and stratified random sampling procedures were used to select a sample of 48 respondents Data were collected through interviews and focus group discussions and were analyzed qualitatively subjected to content analysis. The study findings revealed that different leadership styles that are used by college principals were participative, autocratic and laissez-faire style. Principals pointed out to be influenced by various factors when choosing a particular leadership style, things like staff commitment, knowledge, laziness, conflicts, emergence issues are among the factors that contributed for the adoption of particular leadership style. Study founded that tutors to perform poorly or highly was influenced by college principal‟s motivation to tutors. The study concluded that any leadership style used in public teachers colleges directly impacts on working performance of tutors and thus different leadership styles were needed for different situations in the colleges and each has to know when to exhibit a particular approach. The study recommends that the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training to take steps to improve college principals‟ leadership development.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:35
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:35
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1279

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