The current study assessed the leadership roles of secondary school heads in Kohat division
(SSHKD). The study used a quantitative research design for examining whether principals and
teachers interpreted leadership roles differently and whether gender and age have any effect on leadership role of
principals or not. A random sample of 60 secondary school principals and 120 Senior School Teachers (S.S.T) from
03 districts of Kohat Division participated in the study. It was found that
both teachers and heads perceived that school heads perform their
leadership roles effectively and efficiently. However, performing leadership
roles by male and female heads viewed differently. Female principals
viewed that they perform leadership roles efficiently as compare to their
male counterparts. No significant differences were found in the perceptions
of principals when compared regarding age. The study recommends preservice training programs for principals after their selection.
Assistant Professor, Department of Education, University of Malakand, Chakdara, KP, Pakistan.
Iqbal Amin Khan
Lecturer, Department of Education, University of Malakand, Chakdara, KP, Pakistan.
Mohammad Naseer ud Din
Professor, Department of Education and Psychology, Kohat University of Science & Technology, Kohat, Kp, Pakistan.