School Heads’ Perceptions About Their Leadership Styles

Ahsan-Ur- Rehman, Muhammad Ilyas Khan, Zarina Waheed


This study explores school heads’ perceptions regarding their school leadership styles. The study adopted qualitative design. The sample of the study consisted of 10 male and 10 female head teachers from Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Data were collected using semi-structured interviews. Findings revealed that school heads adopted a number of leadership styles. The main leadership styles found included instructional leadership, transformational leadership and moral leadership. These different leadership styles were adopted keeping in view the need of the different situations that heads found themselves working in. The study has important implications for school management, school teachers, researchers and policy makers.

Keywords: instructional leadership, moral leadership, school leadership,
transformation leadership


instructional leadership, moral leadership, school leadership, transformation leadership

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