HomeUE Research Bulletinvol. 13 no. 1 (2011)

Leadership Style and School Climate in Selected Non-Sectarian Universities

Ma. Joycelyn A. Go-monilla

Discipline: Education

 

Abstract:

The study investigates the relationship between the leadership style of administrators and the school climate in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) of selected non-sectarian universities. The results of the study suggest the development of a school climate enhancement program. The participants are tenured faculty members and fourth year college students of the CAS. Two instruments were used, namely: Standardized Test on Leadership Opinion Questionnaire and Survey on School Climate. This research can be primarily characterized as descriptive and based on survey data. The principal finding of the study is that the administrators’ leadership style, in terms of initiating structure and consideration, is moderately positively correlated to the components of school climate: academic excellence, participative management, collegiality among faculty members, and service to the community. Based on estimated correlation, leadership style and school climate are significantly related.