The Role of Leadership Style and Teachers’ Performance at Primary Level: An Exploratory Study


  • Shabana Akhtar Teaching Associate, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Naeem Akhtar Head of the Education Department, SZABIST University, Karachi, Pakistan



Leadership, Leadership Styles, Teachers’ Performance


As believed by communication abilities are one of the 21st Century Leadership Skills of school administrators that have a major influence on teachers' capacity to do their tasks. Due to the higher significance that communication has in improving instructors' performance, communicative leaders also have a positive influence on teachers’ performance. Education is essential to a child's development in elementary school. Consequently, it is necessary to have a leadership style that can understand the factors influencing elementary school teachers' performance. Strong leadership, enhances resource management, long-term performance, and management efficiency and effectiveness. This study aimed to investigate the many leadership styles employed in primary schools as well as abilities in situational leadership styles to improve teacher-leader interactions, improve teacher performance, and ultimately better the learning process in private primary schools in Karachi. This research was done in Karachi and interviewed 10 teachers using qualitative data collection methods. The purpose of this study was to ascertain how leaders' leadership philosophies and instructors' job performance interacted. In educational institutions, a suitable leadership style encourages good performance. The study's conclusions showed that all teachers thought a leader's leadership style could greatly improve teachers' performance at private schools in Karachi. Most educators said that having encouraging and capable leaders had aided their performance, professional growth, and student development. One of the crucial components for improving teachers' performance is encouraging others to complete assigned tasks happily, effectively, and successfully. The results of the research indicated that transformational and transactional leaders have a beneficial impact on teachers' performance, whereas authoritative leaders have a negative effect.