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Leadership Styles of private Secondary School Principals in the Governorate of the Capital Amman and their Relation to Organizational Stress of Teachers

Jena A. Khbeis, Prof. Atef Y. Magablah

Abstract


This study aimed at finding out the leadership styles of private secondary school principals in the governorate of the capital Amman, and their relation to organizational stress of teachers. The sample of the study consisted of (346) male and female teachers, who were drawn randomly from the population of the study. To collect data, two questionnaires were developed.

          The first was to measure the degree of practicing leadership styles by private secondary school principals in the governorate of the capital Amman. The second was to measure the level of the organizational stress of teachers.

          The findings of the study were as the following: The degree of practicing leadership styles (democratic, autocratic and laissez – faire) by private secondary school principals in the governorate of the capital Amman was medium, from teachers’ point of view. The level of the organizational stress of teachers was medium, from their point of view. There was a positive significant relationship at (α ≤ 0.05) between autocratic and laissez – faire styles and organizational stress. While there was a negative significant relationship at (α ≤ 0.05) between the democratic style and the organizational stress of teachers. 

         


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