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Transformational Leadership and Employee Performance of Selected Private Secondary Schools in Rivers State

International Journal on Leadership

Volume 6 Issue 2

Published: 2018
Author(s) Name: Ikechukwu Dialoke, Edeh Friday Ogbu | Author(s) Affiliation: Dept. of Industrial Relations & Personnel Management, Michael Okpara Univ. of Agriculture, Nigeria.
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Abstract

This study examines the relationship between transformational leadership and employee performance of selected private secondary schools in Rivers State. Research design is a cross-sectional survey. Target population includes nine private secondary schools in as published by West African Examination Council (2016). 750 employees were surveyed. Sample size is 254 using Krejcie and Morgan (1970). Method of data collection is questionnaire. Face and content validity were used. Cronbach alpha’s test was used to ascertain the reliability of the instrument. Spearman’s Rank Order Correlation Coefficient (rho) was used to test the hypotheses using statistical package for social sciences (20.0). The study found that transformational leadership has a positive significant relationship with employee performance. This study concluded that transformational leadership measured in terms of idealized influence, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation, and individual consideration enhances employee performance in the selected private secondary schools in Rivers State. One of the recommendations is that administrators of private secondary schools should employ transformational leadership as a strategy to enhance employee performance at the workplace.

Keywords: Leadership, Transformational Leadership, Employee Performance, Idealized Influence, Inspirational Motivation, Intellectual Stimulation, Individual Consideration

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