Exploring differences in leadership styles between men and women school principals. (c2005)

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dc.contributor.author Mouchantaf, Maha S.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-04T12:46:33Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-04T12:46:33Z
dc.date.copyright 2005 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-01-04
dc.date.submitted 2005-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/177
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 37-39). en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the present study was to examine differences in leadership styles between men and women school principals in Lebanon. In other words, thi s study explored gender differences among school principals. The sample of thi s study consisted of two principals and twelve teachers belonging to two schools in Lebanon. The instruments used were interviews and observation sessions developed accord ing to the western literature. The results reveal ed that women school principals lead in a more open, efficient and democratic way than men school principals do. The male school principal in this study was authoritarian, used one way communication patterns, took decisions unilaterally, didn't empower the teachers and handled conflicts in a one-sided approach. On the other hand, the female school principal in this study was democratic, used direct interpersonal contacts, decided collaboratively, empowered her teachers and consequently trusted them and resolved confl icts justly. Similarly, the teachers under the male school principal perceived him as authoritarian and the teachers under the female school principal described her as democrati c. Additionally, the observation reports suppOlted the results and reveal ed the existence of two different leadership styles in the two schools. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Educational leadership -- Lebanon -- Sex differences en_US
dc.subject School principals -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Women school principals -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Sex differences in education -- Lebanon en_US
dc.title Exploring differences in leadership styles between men and women school principals. (c2005) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Education en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199331210 en_US
dc.author.commembers Rima Bahous
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: 95 leaves; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division Education en_US
dc.author.advisor Ketty Sarouphim
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2005.2 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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