An Assessment of the Effects of Head Teachers’ Leadership Styles on Teachers’ Job Performance in Selected Primary Schools in Dar es Salaam

Gawaza , Salum Ismaily (2016) An Assessment of the Effects of Head Teachers’ Leadership Styles on Teachers’ Job Performance in Selected Primary Schools in Dar es Salaam. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study aimed at assessing the effects of Head Teachers’ Leadership Style on Teachers’ Job Performance in Selected Primary Schools in Dar es Salaam. Three research objectives were formulated to guide the study which was; to examine the effects of leadership behaviors on teachers’ job performance, to identify the most dominant leadership style exhibited among head teachers, and to identify the leadership style used by head teachers that enhances teachers’ job performance. The study was based on path goal theory. The study employed the descriptive survey design. The study employed 3 District education officers (DEO’s), 6 head teachers and 88 primary teachers in the 6 primary schools. Purposive sampling technique was used to get 6 head teachers and 88 teachers were obtained through simple random sampling. Questionnaires, interviews and documentary reviews are the method used by for this study. The analysis was used to analyze the qualitative data. Quantitative data was entered into the computer for analysis using the software of Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS). The study shows that the democratic leadership style was a both dominant and that it enhanced teachers’ job performance. The researcher recommended that, school head teachers should avoid much uses of autocratic style in the leading of schools as it does not allow teachers to give off their best. Also adoption of leadership strategies by the head teachers such as participative style of leadership, creates conducive environment which would help to improve primary school teachers’ job performance. Based on the findings of the study a researcher concluded that, the proper utilization of the leadership behaviors were results to the high level of teachers’ job performance.

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: 30 Mar 2017 07:47
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 08:22
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1800

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