• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2019, Volume: 12, Issue: 39, Pages: 1-7

Original Article

Role of Leadership in Managing Change at Secondary Schools of Punjab


Objectives: To identify the role of the leader in managing change and its effect on the improvement of secondary schools. To investigate the correlation between the principal’s supports for an overall change in school. Methods/statistical analysis: Quantitative research design was used in the study. The convenience sampling technique was employed to select the sample (n = 150) of Subject Specialist Teachers (SSTs) from public schools of two districts of Punjab province. The instrument was a self-developed survey questionnaire constituting 48 items at a five-point rating scale for data collection. SPSS-16 was employed for data analysis. Factor analysis was used to recognize the common connections among different items and grouping with maximum and minimum correlations. Correlation analysis was conducted to test relationships among variables. ANOVA and t-test were applied to find out significant differences among different groups. Key findings: No effect of leadership styles was found on communication (p = 0.163), vision (p = 0.080), personal management (p = 0.327), learning (p = 0.192), team building (p = 0.444) and planning (p = 0.067). However, significant impact of leadership styles was identified on decision making (p = 0.002), stakeholders (p = 0.046), budget resources (p = 0.001) and resistance (p = 0.005) with significant values. There was no significant difference found between leadership styles of male and female. Application: It is hoped that the findings of the study would be beneficial for educators in managing change through adopting effective leadership styles. It would also be helpful to indicate guidelines to newly appointed administrators for a successful administration. 
Keywords: Leadership Role, Leadership Styles, Managing Change, School Improvement, Secondary Level


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