Educational Research

Educational Research (ISSN:2141-5161) Vol. 4(2), pp. 143-152, February, 2013         
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Leadership Performance of Emotionally Intelligent Subject Leaders

*1Norma Ghamrawi, 2Tarek Shal, 3Najah Ghamrawi

1Lebanese University, 2Beirut Arab University, 3Lebanese University

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Received February 16, 2013; Accepted March 04, 2013


The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship existing between the emotional intelligence of subject leaders and their leadership performance. The study was carried out in 23, K-12 private schools in Beirut, Lebanon where 10 subject leaders from each school participated. Thus the sample was comprised of 230 subject leaders. Participant completed two surveys: (1) Emotional Intelligence Appraisal  (Bradberry and Greaves , 2003), which measures  (a) self–awareness, (b) self–management, (c) social awareness, (d) relationship management, and (e) overall emotional intelligence; and (2) Educational Leadership Improvement Tool (DeFranco and Golden, 2003), which assesses leadership performance  in the area of (a) leadership attributes, (b) visionary leadership, (c) community leadership, (d) instructional leadership, (e) data-driven improvement, (f) organization to improve student learning, (g) organization to improve staff efficacy, (h) cultural competence, and (i) educational management. SPSS 18.0 was employed to carry out a multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) in order to determine the relationship between emotional intelligence and subject leaders’ leadership performance.

Keywords: Emotional intelligence, Educational leadership, Subject leadership, Leadership performance, School improvement.

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