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The research study seeks to compare Head Teachers' and Teachers’ Perceptions of Leadership Styles. The study found that authoritarian and laissez-faire leadership styles were more popular among head teachers than transactional, democratic leadership styles. In conclusion, head teachers were thought to have more positive leadership traits than non-leadership attitudes. Furthermore, it was revealed that demographic characteristics (gender, age, academic degree, marital status, and tenure) had little bearing on how headteachers execute leadership styles. Results for teachers on item 4 are not as bigger as that of head teachers. Item six has lower scores for headteachers (M=3.30, SD=1.18) than head teachers (M=3.09, SD=1.31) on the same item, similar score (M=3.13, SD=1.18) for teachers and head teachers (M=3.07, SD=1.30) on item 10. This study also showed that there is no age-related difference in the leadership styles used by head teachers. The study found no differences in how head teachers used leadership styles based on marital status. Finally, yet importantly, this study discovered that both detached and attached head teachers use comparable leadership philosophies. However, the study recommends that the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service should provide in-service training for head teachers in the use of a wide spectrum of leadership styles in order to enhance teacher commitment and retention in the Ledzokuku Municipality.


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Morkor Boye, R. (2023). Comparison of Head Teachers and Teachers’ Perception of Leadership Styles. Journal of Engineering Applied Science and Humanities, 8(2), 84–97.


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