Leadership Behaviour Among the Headmasters of Elementary Schools of Tiruchirappalli District

  • R Karpaga Kumaravel Former Vice-Chancellor, Madurai-Kamaraj University, Madurai Professor and Coordinator, UGC-SAP DRS II, Department of Educational Technology, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli-
  • M Panneer Ph.D Scholar, Department of Educational Technology, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli

Abstract

The role of Headmasters in schools is becoming more prevalent as educators examine ways to insure systemic change. It is based on the assumption that education will improve when those closest to the situation are included and encouraged to not only participate in the decision-making process, but also to initiate change. The purpose of this study was to find out the Leadership Behaviour of the Headmasters of Government and Aided Elementary Schools of Thiruchirappalli District. The data collected through Leadership Behaviour Description Questionnaire (LBDQ), were subjected to analysis under the two important behavioural dimensions viz. ‘Initiating structure’ and ‘Consideration’. Each of the dimensions has 15 descriptive statements and the total numbers of items are 30. After critical analysis, the results concluded that the Headmasters of the Aided Elementary Schools exhibit significantly superior leadership behavior than the Headmasters of Government schools of Tiruchirappalli District.

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2015-06-29
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Karpaga Kumaravel, R., & Panneer, M. (2015). Leadership Behaviour Among the Headmasters of Elementary Schools of Tiruchirappalli District. Shanlax International Journal of Education, 3(3), 44-49. Retrieved from https://shanlaxjournals.in/journals/index.php/education/article/view/2792
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