Head teacher leadership style and secondary school students’ academic performance in Abi Local Government Area of Cross River State
This study examines the relationship between head teacher leadership style and mathematics student’s academic performance in Abi local government area of Cross river state, Nigeria. Three null hypothesis were formulated to guide the study. A random stratified sampling technique was used to select or sample one hundred and ninety (190) students and ten (10) head teachers from the population of the study. Two instruments were developed for data collection known as Head Teacher Leadership Style Questionnaire (HTLSQ) and mathematics achievement test (MAT). Pearson product moment correlation coefficient (PPMCC) was used to analyze all the three null hypothesis. The findings revealed that: there is a significant positive relationship between democratic leadership style and student’s academic performance and there is no significant relationship between laissez fair leadership style and student’s academic performance. It was concluded that head teacher leadership style influence student’s academic performance. It was therefore recommended that head teachers should undergo in-service training on leadership style of administration of schools and as a matter of concern use mostly the democratic leadership style.
Keywords: head teacher, leadership, democratic, laissez fair, academic performances