Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2019)
Leadership styles in the 21st century: The case of academic leaders in Batangas city
Author(s): Dr. Ernesto C Mandigma Jr, Dr. Leodegaria D Abanto, Dr. Wenona L Ramos
Abstract: This descriptive study covered the assessment on the styles of leadership of school heads in the division of Batangas City with regard to transactional and transformational leadership. It explored the significant relationship between the respondents’ profile variables and their assessment, and compared the respondents’ assessment to determine significant difference. Respondents involved 46 students from the doctorate program and 207 students from Master’s program. Statistical tools used were frequency, percentage, weighted mean, and Z-test. The study revealed that school heads moderately observe both transactional and transformational type of leadership. The relationship between the profile variables of the respondents and their assessment on the leadership styles of school heads is not significant, and their assessments has no significant difference. Despite such results, school heads need to be relevant and updated with the latest trends in governance to further enhance their leadership skills. Thus, a leadership training program was proposed. The result of this study may serve as reference for current and future academic leaders to improve their style of leadership.