FIELD APPLICATION OF THE PM LEADERSHIP THEORY ON THE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL MASTERS OF SHANDONG PROVINCE IN CHINA

Xin-mei LIU, Bo YU, Zhi LIU

Abstract


The teaching level of senior high school education is closely related to the management model and the leadership ability of the principal. This paper is an empirical study on the leadership behavior of the senior high school masters in Shandong Province using a modified from of the PM scale for leadership behavior assessment according to the characteristics of China’s educational system. The result of our research shows that the PM leadership behavior in the senior high school has these characteristics: The two functions of senior high school masters in “P” and “M” leadership behavior factors have significant differences when contrasted with the other organizations. Evaluations of teachers and managerial staff with regard to leadership behavior indicate a significant difference in the P leadership behavior factor. On the other hand, evaluations of teachers and the managerial staff indicate no significant difference in M leadership behavior factor. With regard to the values of working situation factors in schools, the teacher group and the managerial staff group indicate no significant difference in stimulation, satisfaction degree toward treatment and performance criteria, but indicate a distinctive difference in information communication. And, based on the present managerial situation of China’s senior high schools and the PM theory of leadership, some advice is presented on how to improve the management behavior of principals.
Key words: leadership behaviour, P factor, M factor

Keywords


leadership behaviour, P factor, M factor

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968%2Fj.mse.1913035X20070101.010

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