• Sailesh Sharma Institute of Educational Leadership ,University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


There has been limited research on how leadership potential is influenced by leadership quality of school principals. The purpose of this quantitative study is to present some of the findings derived from the study of teachers' perception on leadership qualities and leadership competencies of their principals. This study utilized questionnaire titled   ‘Leadership attributes of my principal' developed by Sharma (2010). This questionnaire comprises of two variables – leadership qualities and leadership competencies of principals. Leadership qualities have eight dimensions while competencies have five. The questionnaire was administered on 154 teachers from reputed private schools in India. The data obtained was subjected to analysis of descriptive statistics, correlation and multiple regressions. The findings indicated that principals were rated to be excellent in leadership qualities and competencies by their teachers. Furthermore all the eight dimensions of leadership qualities are proved to be significant determinant for leadership competencies

Key Words : School Principals, Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Competencies


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Author Biography

Sailesh Sharma, Institute of Educational Leadership ,University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dr. Sailesh.Sharma is international faculty member with Institute of Educational Leadership, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is active reseracher and has published various articles in refereed journals.He has also presented papers in international conferences in various countries. His areas of research are instructional leadership, leadership for learning,leadership standards, turning around leadership


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How to Cite

Sharma, S. (2015). DO LEADERSHIP QUALITIES DETERMINE COMPETENT PRINCIPALS. Innovare Journal of Education, 3(1), 1–6. Retrieved from



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