Anna Kanape-Willingshofer, Sabine Bergner,
"Individual Differences and Educational Leadership"
, in Kadir Beycioglu & Petros Pashiardis: Multidimensional Perspectives on Principal Leadership Effectiveness, IGI Global, Hershey, Seite(n) 171-206, 2015
Individual Differences and Educational Leadership
Sprache des Titels:
Multidimensional Perspectives on Principal Leadership Effectiveness
The chapter discusses the relevance of individual differences in personality traits for the study of school leadership, especially with regard to leadership success. Findings from psychological leadership research have shown that, amongst others, personality, cognitive and emotional intelligence, as well as creativity predict leadership outcome variables. We investigate in how far these traits have been able to predict leadership success across different occupations and also across different situational and methodological conditions. In addition studies on the relationship of individual trait differences and school principals? effectiveness are discussed. The chapter shows that individual differences? research holds potential for educational leadership, but further studies are needed to draw conclusions about the potential cognitive ability, personality traits, emotional intelligence as well as creativity hold for predicting leadership success of school principals.