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Pages: 210-220
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-608-8860-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2016.1037

Conference name: 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2016
Location: Barcelona, Spain

EXAMINING THE DETERMINANTS OF LEADERSHIP STYLE IN SPANISH SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Recent reports and extant research in the field of education tend to emphasize the important role that leaders may play in the schools they manage. Interestingly, most of these reports consider educational leadership to be the second most important factor (just behind the work of teachers in the classroom) contributing to the improvement of academic performance among students. With this idea in mind, the main purpose of this study is to provide new insights into the main determinants of the different leadership styles that schools can adopt. In this regard, we distinguish three types of leadership styles that have traditionally been considered by the corresponding literature: instrumental, participative and supportive. Thus, our interest will be to test the contextual and organizational factors that together with the demographic characteristics related to principals are more likely to significantly influence the adoption of each leadership style. The research setting consists of a sample of 105 Spanish secondary schools in the Autonomous Community of Madrid. We use a multinomial logistic regression model to empirically test the different hypotheses posited in our study. Overall, our results show that most of the organizational, contextual and demographic variables considered here are statistically significant. More importantly, our findings confirm that most of these variables have a significant effect on the choice of one or other leadership style. The study has some major implications for academics, school counsellors, principals, teachers, professionals and policymakers in education.
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author = {Campos-Garc{\'{i}}a, I. and Montes-Botella, J.L. and Z{\'{u}}{\~n}iga-Vicente, J.A.},
title = {EXAMINING THE DETERMINANTS OF LEADERSHIP STYLE IN SPANISH SECONDARY SCHOOLS},
series = {8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN16 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-608-8860-4},
issn = {2340-1117},
doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2016.1037},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2016.1037},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {4-6 July, 2016},
year = {2016},
pages = {210-220}}
TY - CONF
AU - I. Campos-García AU - J.L. Montes-Botella AU - J.A. Zúñiga-Vicente
TI - EXAMINING THE DETERMINANTS OF LEADERSHIP STYLE IN SPANISH SECONDARY SCHOOLS
SN - 978-84-608-8860-4/2340-1117
DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2016.1037
PY - 2016
Y1 - 4-6 July, 2016
CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN16 Proceedings
SP - 210
EP - 220
ER -
I. Campos-García, J.L. Montes-Botella, J.A. Zúñiga-Vicente (2016) EXAMINING THE DETERMINANTS OF LEADERSHIP STYLE IN SPANISH SECONDARY SCHOOLS, EDULEARN16 Proceedings, pp. 210-220.
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