Rafeedali E.


The present study tried to find out the influence of Self Concept and Emotional Maturity and their influence of interaction on Leadership Behaviour of secondary school Heads in Kerala in terms of their gender, age, experience and type of management of their school. The investigator approached 260 heads of the secondary schools throughout the Kerala to collect information regarding their Self Concept, Emotional Maturity and Leader Behaviour. The study found that the Self Concept of heads of secondary schools in Kerala does not have any significant influence on  their Leadership Behavior for the total sample and subsamples of males, females, age group one, experience group one, experience group two and government schools. But the influence is significant in the case of age group two heads and the heads of aided secondary schools. The influence of Emotional Maturity on Leadership Behavior of heads for the total sample and subsamples of males, age group two, experience group one, experience group two and heads of government schools is significant whereas it is not significant in the case of females, age group one and heads of aided schools. The influence of interaction of Self Concept and Emotional Maturity on Leadership Behaviour is not significant for the total sample and all the subsamples other than male heads and it is significant in the case of male heads. The study also reveals that the Self Concept and Emotional Maturity jointly contribute significantly in Predicting Leadership Behaviour of heads of Secondary Schools in Kerala. The percentage of joint contribution of Self Concept and Emotional Maturity in predicting Leadership Behaviour is 13.31 percent. The individual contributions of Self Concept and Emotional Maturity in predicting Leadership Behaviour is 0.024 percent and 13.14 percent respectively. The study recommends for organizing various effective training programme for heads of the school to enhance their Self Concept, Emotional Maturity and Leadership Behaviour.


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