Education Leadership Styles Impact on Work Performance and Morale of Staff

This was important study since it now provides a benchmark of leadership styles of public school principals and the work performance and morale of school employees.  Presented are recommended that additional research be conducted on the leadership style of school principals and work performance and the morale of school employees to include a larger sample size and span to more school districts within a given geographic area.

Abstract: 

Presented in this paper is an overview  of  the  findings  as  it  relates  to  the  leadership  styles  of  public school principals and the work performance and morale of school employees.  The paper reveals the characteristics of school principals  that  contribute  to  the  commitment  levels  of  school employees.  The paper also offers the motivational factors that public school principals utilize to increase the work performance and morale of school staff members.  From the results within the study it was revealed that  the  work  performance  and  morale  of  staff  members is significantly influenced by the leadership style of public school principals.  Furthermore, it was revealed that communication, relationships, open-mindedness,  approachability,  enjoyment  of education, and being knowledgeable in the education field as an explanation of the characteristics of principals that play a role in the commitment of school staff.  Additionally, it was discovered from study results that accountability and recognition were considered motivational factors that attribute to the work performance and the morale of school staff. Based on the results of the study  it  can  be  implied  that  school  improvements  is  hinged  on  the premises of public school principals’ leadership style and the work performances and morale of school  staff  members.    Finally, as a result of the findings  it  was  recommended  that  additional research be conducted on the leadership style of school principals and work performance and the morale of school employees to include a larger sample size and span to more school districts within a given geographic area.

This publication has been peer reviewed.
Publication Type: 
Journal Article
Authors: 
Robert Branch
Bessie Stewart-Banks
Matthew Kuofie
Amy Hakim
Year of Publication: 
2015
Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
Journal of Marketing and Management
Volume: 
5
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
87 - 105
Publisher: 
Journal of Marketing and Management
Date Published: 
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Place Published: 
http://www.gsmi-ijgb.com/Documents/JMM%20V6%20N2%20P05%20Bessie%20Stewart-Banks%20-Education%20Leadership%20Styles.pdf
Publication Language: 
English
ISSN Number: 
ISSN 2153-9715
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