Abstract

The success of secondary schools depends on the skills, characteristics and knowledge of leadership obtained by the principal. This stand as a fact on principals’ leadership attributes to be a topic of discussion towards the effectiveness of secondary schools for the pass decades, based on the assumption that no school can be successful without effective leadership of the principal. This resulted to the conduction of various researches on such area worldwide. The study examined the relationship between the principals’ leadership attributes and school effectiveness in Niger State secondary schools. It is a survey research, quantitative approach and correlation analysis was used to determine the relationship between the principals’ leadership attributes and school effectiveness in Niger state senior secondary schools, Nigeria. The
study includes all the senior and assistant senior masters, which gives the total population of 460. Sample size was 209 and was calculated using the Cochran formula with addition of 30% of the unreturned of which determined the sample size to be 272 and simple random sampling technique was used. Questionnaire was an instrument used for the collection of data; Leader Attributes Inventory (LAI) was used to measure the Principals’ Leadership Attributes and it measure each of the 37 leadership attributes, while School Effectiveness Index (SEI)
was used to measure the School Effectiveness and it is made up of 8 items. Both the two instruments were structured questions with positive statements and the options are in Likert type scale. Findings show that there is significant positive high relationship between the principals’ leadership attributes and school effectiveness in Niger state senior secondary schools, Nigeria.

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2017

  • Date of Conference: 26-29 June, 2017
  • DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2017.0235
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-83-4
  • Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada