TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND FINANCIAL CONTROL STRATEGIES OF GRADE LEVEL LEADERS: THE EXPERIENCE OF AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  • Ressel M. Mendoza College of Graduate Studies and Teacher Education Research, Philippine Normal University - Manila, Philippines
  • Inero V. Ancho College of Graduate Studies and Teacher Education Research, Philippine Normal University - Manila, Philippines
Keywords: financial control strategies, school leadership, school management, transformational leadership

Abstract

Two of the most powerful tools in managing a school to achieve its mission and vision are transformational leadership and financial control strategies. This descriptive study aimed to determine the level of transformational leadership and identify the financial control strategies of grade level leaders of a public elementary school in a province in the Philippines. The proponents of the study utilized the purposive sampling technique and the descriptive survey method was conducted with the use of guided survey questionnaires for the in-depth understanding and interpretation of the data.  The study showed the measure of transformational leadership skills of grade level leaders which revealed the strengths and weaknesses of the leaders. When assessing the six leadership skills and characteristics, the highest is social skill and the lowest is charisma. Moreover, among three financial control skills and characteristics that have been identified, the skills for budgeting got the highest percentage which is evidently seen in the grade level leaders, followed by skills for financial report, and the lowest among the three was skills for auditing.  Based from the overall results of the study, transformational leadership and financial skills and characteristics of the leaders of the school did not meet more than half of the standard percentage. It serves as a reminder that there is a need for all the grade level leaders to have mentoring, coaching, and seminars and workshop for them to be able to build up, enhance and develop their skills and abilities.

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Published
2018-12-26
Section
บทความวิจัย (Research Article)