EXPLORING PRINCIPALS’ CREATIVE LEADERSHIP AND THEIR TRAITS IN SCHOOLS OF TAIWAN

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Yan Ye

Abstract

This study was mainly designed to explore Taiwanese school principals’ creative leadership through their traits. Questionnaires were distributed to 350 principals at various schools in Taiwan, which were composed of elementary, middle, and high schools, and each contained at least 1000 students. The returned valid questionnaires were analyzed quantitatively. The results firstly showed the majority of principals were males, working at elementary schools, at the age of 51 - 60 years old, with master of education degrees and 1 - 5 years experiences of being principal. The principals’ creative leadership and their traits then were assessed; the findings implied the current principals’ creative leadership was strong, the weak trait for the principals was their independence. Comparing the principals’ creative leadership according to their personal factors, the study found no significant difference of principals’ creative leadership according to their gender, school level, and age; while educational background and years of being principal resulted in significant differences on principals’ creative leadership. Finally, the weak positive relationships between principals’ educational background and years of being principal and their creative leadership in schools of Taiwan were determined by this study. Discussion on each finding and conclusions were also provided at the end of study.

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Ye, Y. (2019). EXPLORING PRINCIPALS’ CREATIVE LEADERSHIP AND THEIR TRAITS IN SCHOOLS OF TAIWAN. Panyapiwat Journal, 11(3), 229-241. Retrieved from https://so05.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/pimjournal/article/view/232319
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