ERIC Number: EJ911904
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
The Perceptions of Senior Management Teams' (SMTs) Dominant Leadership Styles in Selected Botswana Primary Schools
Mhozya, C. M.
Educational Research and Reviews, v5 n11 p646-650 Nov 2010
This study, which was funded by the office of research and development (ORD) in the University of Botswana, surveyed 65 primary schools in South Central region in Botswana, which aimed at establishing the perceptions of senior management teams dominant leadership style. The study was done in three phases; the first phase started in June 2008 to May 2009. Data was collected using questionnaires filled by a total of 412 SMTs. The conclusion that could be drawn from the study is that senior management teams in primary schools have the inclination towards a democratic style of leadership. Subordinates are not necessarily people to be lead. They are creative, innovative and can contribute to the betterment of their organizations. However, it is worth mentioning that some people need to be lead, depending on their maturity levels, ability and willingness to perform tasks.
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Foreign Countries, Leadership, Educational Administration, Questionnaires, Elementary Education, Administrator Attitudes, Participative Decision Making, Democratic Values
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Botswana