Establishing the Relationship between Leadership Style of Head Teachers and Pupils’ Performance in Webuye West Sub County

  • Lydia Nelima Namisi; Prof Ngunjiri Mbuthia; Dr Margaret Ngugi
Keywords: Leadership styles, performance, poor performance


The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between leadership style of head teachers and pupils’ performance in Webuye West Sub County. The study adopted descriptive research design to establish the relationship between study variables. It covered 65 primary schools with a total population of 1000 teachers. In order to consider the three educational zones in the area, Krejcie and Morgan table was used to select a sample of 56 out of 65 primary schools. All the head teachers in the selected schools were part of the study sample. Further, simple random sampling technique was used to select 5 teachers from each school for the study sample, giving a total of 280 teachers. Therefore, the study sample was 336 respondents. Tools used in data collection were questionnaires for head teachers and teachers. To test reliability, test-retest method was used where a Pearson’s correlation coefficient (r) value of 0.876 was found. Chi-square was used to determine the relationship between each independent variable and the dependent variable. Data was analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 20. The findings revealed that there is a significant relationship between performance of pupils and head teacher’s leadership skills.