Relationship Between Principals Leadership Styles And School Performance Of Secondary Schools In Decha Woreda, Kaffa Zone

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Addis Ababa University


The purpose of this study were the relationships between principal‘s leadership style and school performance in Decha Woreda, Kaffa Zone. The population of this study included principals, teachers, supervisor, monitors, Woreda office head and parent student teachers‘ association (PSTA). To accomplish this purpose, descriptive survey design was used. The study was carried out in fivepurposely selected secondary schools of Decha Woreda. Then all 110 teachers, 5 school leaders, 10 class room monitors of the selected secondary schools, 1 supervisor, 1 head office of Woreda and 5 parent student teachers‘ association (PSTA) were involved in the study through simple random sampling and purposive sampling techniques respectively. Total of 132 respondents were involved in this study. Questionnaire was the main instrument of data collection. FGDand interview were also utilized to substantiate the data obtained through the questionnaire. Percentages, Mean, SD, t-value and p-value were employed in analyzing and reporting the results. The principals leadership style and school performance were very far apart. That means most of the time principals were used the autocratic way of leadership style than democratic leadership style. As the study showed that there is disjointed relationship between training received by principals from universities and the performance requirement in the schools leadership position. Besides that the majoring of principal respondents reported that they had neither received induction management training nor in service training courses. There is a strong positive (0.651) relationship between democratic leadership style and schools performance in Kaffa Zone Decha Woreda and it is the most commonly used style of leadership in selected secondary school. School principals should work in collaboration with the staff and other stake holders to improve school performance. Keywords:school performance, principal’s leadership style.



school performance, principal’s leadership style