Relationship between School Heads’ Leadership Styles and Acceptance of Leader as moderated by Stress: testing path goal theory in educational setting
Keywords:Leadership, Participative Leadership Style, Directive Leadership Style, Achievement-oriented Leadership Style, Supportive Leadership Style, Stress and Acceptance of Leader
This study was designed to test the path-goal theory of leadership in an educational setting. It investigated the relationship among School Heads’ leadership styles (directive, participative, supportive and achievementoriented) and acceptance of leader as moderated by stress. The questionnaire comprised of a combination of instruments measuring directive, supportive, achievement-oriented and participative leadership styles, acceptance of leader and stress. Population of this study was school teachers situated in Lahore. Sample of 400 teachers were selected from 80 public and private schools. Convenient sampling technique was used. Process Macro was used to know the moderating effect of stress on the relationship of leadership styles and acceptance of leader. Findings indicated that the there was no moderating effect of stress on the relationship of leadership styles and acceptance of leader. All the results of the study were discussed in relation to the path-goal theory.