Dragana Jovanović

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The aim of this research was to determine which leadership style is perceived as the most dominant by the secondary school students, when the teachers' behaviours are presented through transformational, transactional and passive-avoidant leadership components. The perception of teacher leadership styles was also investigated in relation to various socio-demographic parameters. A total number of 500 secondary school students of final grade from Nis in the Republic of Serbia, participated in the research. Since this research was based on Transformational and Transactional Theories, information about teacher leadership style and leadership factors was collected through the adapted Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire - MLQ (Avolio & Bass, 2004). The research results indicate that, according to the students' perceptions, secondary school teachers practice both transactional as well as transformational leadership style, i.e., in the schools covered by the research a full range leadership model is articulated. Also, the research confirmed that variables such as gender, school type, educational profile, academic performance of the participants affect the perception of teachers' leadership styles.


leadership behavior, transformational leadership, transactional leadership, multifactor leadership questionnaire

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