Research Journal of Educational Studies and Review

Research Paper|Published November 2023|Vol. 8 (2): 21-30.


Relationship Between Delocalized Principals’ Transformational Leadership Tenets and Institutional Performance Among Public Secondary Schools in the Lower Eastern region, Kenya


Mawira M Stanley*, Jagero Nelson, Ogembo O John and Kimanthi Peter


Faculty of Education and Resources Development,Chuka University, P.O Box 109-60400, Chuka, Kenya.



The study aims to determine the relationship between the leadership style of delocalized principals, specifically transformational leadership and the performance of public secondary schools in the lower Eastern Region of Kenya. It was informed by the need to illustrate the extent to which implementation of delocalization policy has contributed to the improvement of institutional performance. The study adopted descriptive cross-sectional survey and correlational research designs. Multistage sampling was used to select 144 principals, 144 senior teachers and 6 educational officials from 1086 respondents. Questionnaires and interview schedules were used to collect data from the sampled respondents. Qualitative data obtained were analyzed thematically, while quantitative data were cleaned, coded and analyzed descriptively and inferentially with the aid of the Statistical Packages for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 26.0 computer software. Frequency and percentages were used to describe the existing relationship between the study variables, while the study hypotheses were tested using regression analysis at 0.05 level of significance. The study established that there is a positive and significant relationship between idealized influence, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation as well as individualized considerations and institutional performance. Ultimately, the study illustrated that there exists a positive and significant relationship between the transformational leadership style of the delocalized principals and the performance of their schools. It is therefore recommended that TSC should continue to implement the best practices of delocalization for education stakeholders to reap its inherent benefits. The Ministry of Education (MOE) in Kenya should organize training workshops for principals on how to  implement transformational leadership tenets.

Key Words:
Transformational leadership, Idealized Influence, Inspirational motivation, Intellectual stimulation, Individualized consideration and Institutional performance.


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