Leadership Styles and School Performance: A Study Examining Factors Contributing to Education Success in Medan, Indonesia

Gultom, Syawal and Baharuddin, and Fibriasari, Hesti (2021) Leadership Styles and School Performance: A Study Examining Factors Contributing to Education Success in Medan, Indonesia. Eurasian Journal of Educational Research (93). pp. 357-372. ISSN 1302-597X

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Abstract

Purpose: Leadership styles and school performance in educational sector are correlated in the sense that to improve the quality of education, there is a great need to develop the professional capabilities of school leaders– the headmaster, head teachers and department heads, who are responsible for managing school resources effectively and efficiently. In Indonesia particularly, educational management through good leadership is one of the most required aspects to develop. Research Methodology: The study examines leadership styles of school heads from sample schools around Medan city in the Province of North Sumatra, Indonesia and critically analyze their performance styles in running schools. A correlational survey design was employed, which helped establish the relationship between leadership styles and management performance in schools. The study involved examining documentation, visiting schools, and holding discussions with various head teachers and department heads purposively to evaluate the current status of educational management in Indonesia. Findings: The findings revealed that good performance of a school depends on good governance and better leadership style of the school head, established as performance characteristics that every school leadership must possess. Implications: The present study will be a useful contribution to understand the leadership styles and school performance in the Indonesian education sector. It will provide useful insights of leadership styles as a crucial element in growth and development of the Indonesian education sector.

Item Type: Article
Contributors:
ContributionNameNIDN/NIDK
ReviewerSiagian, Sahatnidn0004016110
ReviewerHamid K, Abdulnidn0022025807
Keywords: School performance; leadership styles; education leadership; education system
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education > LB2331.7 Teaching personnel
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2801 School Administration and Organization
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2801 School Administration and Organization > LB2831 Administrative personnel
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB3011 School management and discipline
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Divisions: Fakultas Teknik > Pendidikan Teknik Elektro
Depositing User: Mrs Catur Dedek Khadijah
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2021 09:41
URI: http://digilib.unimed.ac.id/id/eprint/44168

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