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The influence of transformational leadership style and school environment towards school improvement in Nigerian secondary schools

Uthman, Khalil Yusuf (2018) The influence of transformational leadership style and school environment towards school improvement in Nigerian secondary schools. PhD. thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

Transformational leadership and school environments are among the pertinent factors that will potentially influence the effectiveness and excellence of the school. Challenges as well as changes in the educational system mandate principals to exercise more creative and innovative leadership practices for the success of their organizations. A conducive and sound academic environment help to initiate new concepts and deep understanding regarding teaching and learning process, which will provide the teachers with an adequate level of expertise, standards, and assertiveness within their respective human endeavours. However, the collaborative linkages between school environment and school improvement among the teachers are difficult to determine, and it involves various factors and situations. The purpose of the study was to identify the relationship and implication of educational
administrators’ Leadership styles and school environment towards school improvement in Nigerian secondary schools. This study was also aimed to investigate whether there is a significant difference between the Nigerian unity and non-unity secondary schools regarding their leadership, school environment, and
school improvement aspects. The study had used three sets of instruments namely Multi-factor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ), School-Level Environment Questionnaire (SLEQ) and School Improvement Questionnaire (SIQII). A total of
550 teachers from unity and non-unity schools were selected as respondents. Descriptive statistics and inferential were used for data analysis. The findings had shown that there was a significant relationship between school environment and school improvement, towards principals’ transformational leadership style. The results of this study also revealed that the leadership styles of principals in unity
schools had imposed major influence on the school environment, which had also influenced the school’s improvement and students’ academic achievement. This study has extended previous studies by exploring the relationship between
transformational leadership style, school environment and school improvement in Nigeria. In conclusion, the study had drawn a significant theoretical framework to demonstrate the contribution of transformational leadership styles and school environment towards school improvement. The study supports the involvement of effective transformational leaders in Nigerian secondary schools to utilizing the
appropriate environment for viable school improvement planning.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD.)
Supervisor : Don, Yahya and Kasim, Abd Latif
Item ID: 6914
Uncontrolled Keywords: Transformational Leadership, Unity Schools, School Environment, Unit and Non-unity schools, School Improvement
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Divisions: Awang Had Salleh Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2018 03:16
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2018 03:16
Department: Awang Had Salleh Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Name: Don, Yahya and Kasim, Abd Latif
URI: https://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/6914

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