Emmanuel Acidri Bileti


This study sought to assess the levels of leadership styles and quality audits in teacher training institutions (TTIs) in West Nile, Uganda. Furthermore, assess the influence of leadership styles on quality audits in TTIs in West Nile, Uganda. It was hypothesized that there was no significant influence of leadership styles on quality audits in TTIs in West Nile, Uganda. The study was guided by a pragmatic stance and a mixed-methods research design. Data was collected from 246 respondents using a questionnaire and an interview guide. The research findings revealed that the overall level of leadership styles used (autocratic, democratic, and laissez-faire) was high at a mean of 3.60 (72%), the level of quality audits was moderate at a mean of 2.94 (59%), and the overall influence of leadership styles on quality audits was a weak uphill positive with an R-value of 0.419 and coefficient of determination (R²) at 17.6%, implying that leadership styles influenced quality audits by 17.6% in TTIs. The study rejected the null hypothesis, which stated that there was no significant influence of leadership styles on quality audits in TTIs in West Nile, Uganda, because the P-value was 0.000, which was smaller than the 0.01 level of significance, and adopted an alternative hypothesis that leadership styles significantly influenced quality audits in TTIs in West Nile, Uganda. It was recommended that the democratic leadership style be greatly used to improve quality audits in TTIs in West Nile, Uganda. Laissez-faire and autocratic leadership styles ought to be cautiously used in TTIs in West Nile, Uganda, for quality audits because an increase in the use of laissez-faire and autocratic leadership styles reduces the level of quality audits. Formal quality audits should be done at least biannually in TTIs in West Nile, Uganda.


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