Personality Traits and Dominant Management Styles of Primary School Head Teachers in Amach Sub- County in Lira District, Uganda.

ABSTRACT 

The study about personality traits and dominant management styles of head teachers was carried out in primary schools in Amach Sub County. It set out to investigate the personality traits of head teachers; to identify the dominant management styles used in primary schools by head teachers, to establish whether there was a difference in the personality traits of head teachers between the ones of private and those of public schools; to establish whether there was a difference in the dominant management styles of head teachers between public and private schools and lastly, to establish the relationship between the personality traits and the dominant management styles of head teachers. The research design that was used were cross-sectional survey and descriptive correlation. The data was analyzed quantitatively using frequency count, mean and percentages. A sample of 210 respondents, who were teachers from all the primary schools in Amach sub-county were used. It was found out that the majority of the respondents male, were grade III graduates, and had served between 3 and five years. The dominant personality traits were extraversion. The dominant management style was autocratic. The difference in personality traits between head teachers of public and those of private schools existed in the traits of neuroticism and agreeableness. Dominant difference in management styles between private and public schools were realized especially, in the democratic and laissez-faire management. It was also found out that the relationship between dominant personality traits and management styles of head teachers of primary schools in Amach sub-county was not significant. It was concluded that management styles used by head teachers between private and public primary schools in Amach sub-county differ significantly, the dominant management style used by head teachers in Amach is autocratic, this method which is dominantly used by the head teachers is mainly due to other factors such as social, economic, cultural and other factors other than personality traits of head teachers in Amach sub-county. It was recommended that more female teachers be trained and recruited in the teaching service. Head teachers in public primary schools should improve on their management styles. Democratic management style should be used more in schools, since it builds team spirit among workers more than autocratic and Laissez faire management styles.



TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION A

DECLARATION B ii

DEDICATION iii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT iv

APPROVAL SHEET iv

TABLE OF CONTENTS vi

LIST OF TABLES ix

ABSTRACT x

CHAPTER ONE~ INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background of the Study 1

1.1.lHistorical perspective 1

1.1.2 Theoretical perspective 2

1.1.3 Conceptual perspective 2

1.1.4 Contextual perspective 4

1.2 Statement of the problem 5

1.3 Purpose of the study 6

1.4 Research objective 6

1.5 Research questions 6

1.6 Hypotheses 7

1.7 Scope 7

1.7.1 Geographical Scope 7

1.7.2 Content scope 7

1.7.3 Time scope 8

1.8 Significance of the study 8

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW

2.0 Introduction 10

2.1 Theoretical Review 10

2.2 Conceptual Frame Work 12

2.3 Relatade Literature 13

2.3.1 Personality traits 13

2.3.2 Dominant management styles 17

2.3.3 The level of personality traits and managemet styles in public and private primary schools 21

2.3.4 Relationship between personality traits and dominant management style 23

CHAPTER THREE: METHODOLOGY

3.1 Research Design 27

3.2 Research Population 27

3.3 Sample Size 27

3.4 Sampling Procedure 27

3.5 Research Instruments 28

3.6 Validity and Reliability of the Instruments 28

3.7 Data Gathering Procedures 29

3.8 Data Analysis 29

3.9 thical Considerations 30

3.10 Limitations of the study 30

CHAPTER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION

4.1 Introduction 32

4.2 Demographic characteristics 32

4.3 Dominant personality traits of the head teachers of primary schools in Amach Sub-County 35

4.4 Dominant management styles of head teachers of primary schools in Amach sub-county, Uganda 38

4.5 Significant difference in the dominant personality traits between head teachers of private and those of public primary schools in Amach sub county 41

4.6 Difference in the dominant management styles between head teachers of private and those of public schools in Amach sub-county 43

4.7 Significant relationship between the dominant personality traits of head teachers and their dominant management styles in primary schools, Amach sub-county 44

CHAPTER FIVE: DISCUSSION, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1 Introductions 46

5.2 Discussions 46

5.3 Conclusions So

5.4 Recommendations 51

REFERENCES 54

APPENDIX I Research instrument 59

APPENDIX 2 Transmital Letters To Headteachers 67

APPENDIX 3 Transmital Letters To The Respondants 68

APPENDIX 4 LETTERS OF CONSENT 69

RESEARCHER’S CURRICULUM VITAE

Subscribe to access this work and thousands more
Overall Rating

0

5 Star
(0)
4 Star
(0)
3 Star
(0)
2 Star
(0)
1 Star
(0)
APA

Consults, E. & JOHN, O (2022). Personality Traits and Dominant Management Styles of Primary School Head Teachers in Amach Sub- County in Lira District, Uganda.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/personality-traits-and-dominant-management-styles-of-primary-school-head-teachers-in-amach-sub-county-in-lira-district-uganda

MLA 8th

Consults, Education, and OLILA JOHN "Personality Traits and Dominant Management Styles of Primary School Head Teachers in Amach Sub- County in Lira District, Uganda." Afribary. Afribary, 11 Nov. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/personality-traits-and-dominant-management-styles-of-primary-school-head-teachers-in-amach-sub-county-in-lira-district-uganda. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

MLA7

Consults, Education, and OLILA JOHN . "Personality Traits and Dominant Management Styles of Primary School Head Teachers in Amach Sub- County in Lira District, Uganda.". Afribary, Afribary, 11 Nov. 2022. Web. 25 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/personality-traits-and-dominant-management-styles-of-primary-school-head-teachers-in-amach-sub-county-in-lira-district-uganda >.

Chicago

Consults, Education and JOHN, OLILA . "Personality Traits and Dominant Management Styles of Primary School Head Teachers in Amach Sub- County in Lira District, Uganda." Afribary (2022). Accessed May 25, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/personality-traits-and-dominant-management-styles-of-primary-school-head-teachers-in-amach-sub-county-in-lira-district-uganda