The Relationship Between the Leadership Styles and the Organizational Climate in Public Schools in Amman

  •  Osama Abdel Fattah    
  •  Ayed Zureigat    
  •  Alaa Elayyan    


This study aimed at identifying the prevailing leadership styles of managers, the organizational environment prevailing in the public schools in Amman, furthermore the relation between these leadership styles and the organizational climate. Thus, the researchers used the descriptive approach on a sample consisting of (55) teachers of the physical education in these schools, of experience between (10-15) years. Collecting the study data, a questionnaire of the leadership style (Shehadeh, 2008) was used after been modified. It consisted of (2) domains (the dictatorial style, the democratic style) with (15) paragraphs. In addition, the questionnaire of (Ahmed, 2008) was modified to measure the organizational climate. It consisted of (4) domains (communication, organization, working conditions, administrative laws) with (20) paragraphs. However, the five-dimensional Likert scale was used in both tools. The results showed that the dominant pattern in the public schools in Amman is the dictatorial pattern, with mean average of (4), which affected the organizational climate in these schools of an average effect of (2.79). The results also showed a positive correlation between the democratic leadership and the organizational climate (0.61). Accordingly, this research concluded that the leadership style based on consultation, participation in decision-making and teachers’ personal value esteem has a significant role in the organizational climate.

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