A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE, LEADERSHIP STYLE AND PHYSICAL FACILITIES OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN PUNJAB AND THEIR EFFECT ON SCHOOL EFFECTIVENESS

Muhammad, Iqbal (2005) A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE, LEADERSHIP STYLE AND PHYSICAL FACILITIES OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN PUNJAB AND THEIR EFFECT ON SCHOOL EFFECTIVENESS. Doctoral thesis, University of the Punjab.

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This study aimed to compare the organizational structure, heads leadership style and physical facilities of public and private secondary schools. The effect of head’s leadership style was also seen on school effectiveness. It was survey study in nature. The researcher prepared and validated the following questionnaires for data collection. i Organizational Structure Measurement Questionnaire (QSMQ). ii Leadership Style Measurement Questionnaire (LSMQ). iii Physical Facilities Measurement Questionnaire(PFMQ and iv School Effectiveness Measurement Questionnaire(SEMQ) v Interview Schedules for principal, teachers, students and parents for the purpose of case studies. The sample of the study was 280 secondary schools located at 34 district headquarters of the Punjab Province split into 158 public schools and 122 private schools. The data were collected from sampled schools through mail or personally-distributed questionnaires Only 237 questionnaires could be received from 131 public schools and 106private schools. As such the response rate of questionnaire was 84.5%. Analysis of data was run through testing of 22 null hypotheses i.e. Ho 1-6 for leadership styles of heads, Ho 7-16 to find the relationship of organizational structure, leadership style and physical facilities with school effectiveness and Ho 17-22 for comparison of schools effectiveness of public and private schools by applying t-test ANOVA and linear regression. Nominal data were analyzed and presented in percentages and graphs i.e. Pie and Bar graphs, In addition to questionnaires six case studies (three from public and three from private schools) were also conducted for in-depth study of school environment and leadership behavior of school heads both. As such views of the heads, teachers, students and parents were found through interview schedules. The purpose of these case studies was to enhance generalizability of the research. Sixteen interviews were recorded from each school. The key conclusions based on statistical and descriptive evidences of this study indicated that 49% of private schools heads were task oriented and authoritative as compared to 34% public school heads which means private school heads were found to be more task oriented and authoritative. Public male and female heads had no difference of leadership style. Male heads of private schools were people-oriented and democratic as compared to their female counterparts. Female head of public and private schools had no difference of leadership style. Overall task-oriented and authoritative leadership style of public and private school heads had significant effect on school effectiveness. Private male and female school had better effectiveness as compared to public schools while public schools had more mean area and more mean number of teachers as compared to private schools. School effectiveness was measure on the basis of school internal environment, interactions and three years matriculation results.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Uncontrolled Keywords: organizational structure, leadership style, physical facilities, school effectiveness, private schools
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Depositing User: Muhammad Khan Khan
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2016 05:48
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2016 05:48
URI: http://eprints.hec.gov.pk/id/eprint/2599

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