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Relationship between entrepreneurial leadership and school effectiveness among secondary schools


Lope Pihie, Zaidatol Akmaliah and Dahiru, Abbas Sani and Basri, Ramli and Hassan, Siti Aishah (2018) Relationship between entrepreneurial leadership and school effectiveness among secondary schools. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 8 (12). pp. 258-274. ISSN 2222-6990


There is a general consensus among stakeholders in education that a strong positive educational leadership is a determining factor of school effectiveness. However, many questions were raised as regards to the applicability of entrepreneurial leadership in the context of education. The main purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between entrepreneurial leadership and school effectiveness, and also to identify the dimension of entrepreneurial leadership that contributes more to school effectiveness. The research adopted a survey design and a total sample of 358 secondary school teachers in Zamfara State, Nigeria were selected through simple random sampling from a total population of 4996 as a sample for the study, using Cochran’s sample size determination formula. Data were collected through survey method and were analyzed using both descriptive and inferential (Pearson correlation and multiple regression) statistical analyses. The findings of the study indicated the existence of significant and strong relationship between entrepreneurial leadership practice and school effectiveness (p < 0.05), also accelerator behavior appeared to be the highest predictor of school effectiveness among secondary schools in Zamfara State (β= .335, t = 6.265, p< .01). This implies that entrepreneurial leadership dimension (accelerator behavior) facilitates school effectiveness of secondary school leaders in the study area and efforts should be made towards increasing its level through motivating the teachers.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.6007/IJARBSS/v8-i12/5011
Publisher: Human Resource Management Academic Research Society
Keywords: Entrepreneurial leadership; School effectiveness; Secondary schools; School principals
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2019 08:39
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2019 08:39
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/14451
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