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The Swedish Principal: Leadership Style, Decision-Making Style and Motivation Profile
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education. Uppsala University, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Teacher Training.
2007 (English)In: International Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learning, ISSN 1206-9620, Vol. 11, no 8Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Swedish schools have been under pressure for change for several decades. How leaders behave can be of vital importance in times of change. The principal is responsible for both the educational program and for the school budget. Two hundred Swedish principals (male and female) responded to questionnaires concerning their leadership style, decision-making style and motivation profile. The results show that 49% of the principals have a change centered leadership style, 38% were primarily intuitive when making decisions, and 44% were achievement motivated. No significant gender differences were found. The results indicate that many principals have fair prospects of leading their schools successfully in times of change.

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2007. Vol. 11, no 8
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Leadership style, Decision- Making Style, Motivation Profile, Principal
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-85063OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-85063DiVA: diva2:112971
Available from: 2007-08-07 Created: 2007-08-07 Last updated: 2011-01-25Bibliographically approved

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