Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Effectiveness of Public Junior High School Heads in the Province of Laguna

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Jovan B. Alitagtag


The study evaluated the emotional intelligence and leadership effectiveness of 100 school heads from the six divisions in the province of Laguna. The respondents answered standardized questionnaires and they were chosen regardless of their demographic profile. Moreover, this study used descriptive evaluative methods of research and data obtained were treated through utilization of different statistical tools such as Percentage, Mean, Mann-Whitney U Test, Independent Sample t-Test, and Kruskal-Wallis test. The study concluded that the level of emotional intelligence of the respondents is “average” and their leadership effectiveness is “effective”. It was revealed further that the emotional intelligence of the respondents when grouped according to school size has a significant difference on t. Moreover, there is a significant difference on the leadership effectiveness when the length of service and school size is considered. Since the emotional intelligence of the school heads is “average” and their leadership effectiveness is “effective”, the researcher recommended that the Department of Education must raise the level of emotional intelligence from “average” to “markedly high”. DepEd must increase the level of the school heads’ intrapersonal skills by sending the school heads to various seminars, workshops, and training. The Department of Education must ensure that the leadership effectiveness should reach the level of “highly effective” from “effective” through reviewing and revisiting the Instructional Leadership Development Program of the school heads and must strengthen its implementation. Aside from the presented results, further research about the relationship of the emotional intelligence on the leadership effectiveness must be considered and conducted.

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