Research Paper | Education Management | Philippines | Volume 6 Issue 10, October 2017
Administrative and Leadership Performance of Public Elementary School Principals in the Department of Education
Gina De Asis-Galvez
Abstract: This study aimed to determine the administrative and elementary performance of the Department of Education elementary school principals in the Division OF Northern Samar. Specially, it determined the profile of these principals in terms of age, sex, highest educational attainment, length of service, leadership trainings and seminars attended. It also determined the levels of administrative competence of these respondents in terms of managing self, communication, diversity, ethics, teams and change. Assessment was done by the principals themselves, the teachers, the General Parents-Teachers Association President, the supervisors, and the municipal mayor. The levels of leadership performance of the school principals we also determined in terms of their being a democratic, scientific, intellectual, social creative, work oriented, humanistic and transformational leader. This study also determined the significant relationship between the profile of these principals and their levels of administrative competencies as well as their levels of leadership performance. This study was conducted in the Department of Education Division of Northern Samar. The respondents included the supervisor, elementary school principals, teachers, General Parents Teacher Association President and the municipal mayor who represented the local school board. It utilized the descriptive-as correlational method with the questionnaire as the main data gathering. A complete enumeration was used in identifying such as the school supervisors, principals, teachers, General Parents-Teachers Association President and the municipal mayor. While a random sampling technique was used to determine the appropriate number of respondents for teachers and the General PTA President. Frequency counts, percentages, weighted mean and multiple regression analysis were used in the data analyses. The findings revealed that a majority of the respondent were female, on their prime age, masters degree holders, with at least five (5) years experience in the service as school principals, and had attended at least two (2) leadership trainings and seminar. The finding also showed that a majority of the respondent were very highly competent in terms of managing self, communication, diversity, ethics, teams, and change. The finding also revealed that a majority of the respondents indicated very high performance in the aspect of leadership performance such as being democratic, scientific, intellectual, social, creative, work oriented, humanistic, and being a transformation leader. The computed data showed that a significant relationship was found between the level of administrative competencies and the profile of the school principals in terms of age, highest, educational attainment, leadership trainings and seminars attended. While in terms of sex and years of experience were found to be not significant. Most of the principals in the late fifties were female, masters degree holders, not so long in the service as principals and had very limited number of leadership trainings attended. As to the level f administrative competence, these principals, were found to be very highly competent on how they communicate on diversity, managing ethics, team work and managing change. As to the level of leadership performance, they had a very high performance rating as assessed by their supervisors and teachers including the General Parents-Teachers Associations Presidents and the municipal mayor. They were found to be excellent, democratic, scientific, intellectual, social, creative, work oriented, humanitarian and as well as transformational leaders. Finding revealed a significant relationship between the level of administrative competence and the elementary school principals age, educational attainment, leadership training and seminars attended, while sex and length of experience as school principal were not significantly related. These findings imply that principals higher educational attainment and more trainings and seminar attended greatly influenced their administrative competencies. Principals who attained the highest educational attainment with more trainings and seminars could regularly apply knowledge and skills to improve their administrative and leadership performance.
Keywords: Administrative, Leadership, Leadership performance, Principal, School Heads
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 10, October 2017,
Pages: 2044 - 2049
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Gina De Asis-Galvez, "Administrative and Leadership Performance of Public Elementary School Principals in the Department of Education", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=ART20177623, Volume 6 Issue 10, October 2017, 2044 - 2049
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