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EFFECTIVENESS OF TEACHERS’ TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP STYLE ON STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

Nighat Firdous Bukhari

Abstract

The main aim of this research was to find out the effectiveness of teachers’ transformational leadership styles on students’ academic achievement. The objectives of the study were: to evaluate opinions of public and private sector college teachers about transformational leadership style, to assess difference of views about idealized influence, to judge difference of views about inspirational motivation, to appraise difference of views about intellectual stimulation, to consider difference of views about individual consideration and to compare relationship between teachers’ transformational leadership style and students’ academic achievement. The study involves the descriptive research methodology by using the standardized test ‘Multifactor Leadership Questionnaires’ (MLQ 5x-short) 3rd
* Lecturer, Department of Education, IMCG Postgraduate, Islamabad, Pakistan edition developed by Bruce and Bernard (1994) to collect information. This questionnaire consists of two parts: the Self Rating Form, where leader/teacher rate themselves as leaders, and the Rater Form, where follower/student rates their leaders/teachers. Data was collected through personal visits to the sample comprising 605 students and 600 teachers of secondary classes in both public and private colleges. Analysis of data revealed no significant difference of opinion among public and private sector college teachers about transformational leadership style except their views on the intellectual stimulation and individual consideration. Similarly strong association was not found between the transformational leadership styles of teachers and students’ academic achievement. This means teachers of private sector colleges have awareness about
** Assistant Professor, Department of Education, NUML Islamabad, Pakistan
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development of creative and critical thinking abilities of their students. The study recommends a need to create awareness among teachers in both sectors about how to perform according to set standards of the organization and to develop students’ personalities.

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