The Study of Relationship between Distributed Leadership and Principals’ Self-Efficacy in High Schools of Iran

Moslem Maleki Hasanvand, Hassan Reza Zeinabadi, Mostafa Azizi Shomami


This research was conducted with purpose of studying the relationship between distributed leadership and principals’ self-efficacy in high schools of Iran. Statistical population included all principal of high-school in Tehran for academic year 2012 (418 people). A number of 200 principal were selected via cluster random sampling method using Morgan table. A researchers’ designed questionnaire was used to collect data about distributed leadership and for measuring the principals’ self-efficacy, Lee and Bertera (2007) 12-item questionnaire to measure the variables including Knowledge, Self-awareness, Critical thinking and Emotional comfort. Data was analyzed by use of central tendency measures and Regression through SPSS software. Findings are as follows: Correlation coefficient between distributed leadership and principals’ self-efficacy (R=0.343); distributed leadership and principals’ Knowledge (R=0.159); distributed leadership and principals’ Critical thinking (R=0.164); distributed leadership and principals’ Emotional comfort (R=0.342) in level 0.05, is significant. Also correlation coefficient between distributed leadership and principals’ Self-awareness (R=0.139) in level 0.05, is not significant.

Key words:     Distributed Leadership; Principals; Self-Efficacy

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