Head teachers' entrepreneurial leadership behaviour (ELB) and private secondary school performance (PSSP)
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This study examined the influence of head teachers’ entrepreneurial leadership behaviour on private secondary schools’ performance in Hoima District. The study was conceived due to the existing discrepancy in the private secondary schools’ performance (in terms of student enrolment and retention). The study was guided by the following research specific objectives; to examine the influence of head teachers’ proactiveness on PSSP, to examine the influence of head teachers’ innovativeness on PSSP and to examine the influence of head teachers’ competitive aggressiveness on PSSP. Used a sample of 162 private secondary schools’ staff in Hoima District; selected using stratified sampling, simple random sampling and purposive sampling. A cross-sectional survey research design with both qualitative and quantitative approaches was adopted. The study was informed mainly by Primary data from self-administered questionnaires, documentary analysis and interview guides. The data was analysed using descriptive and correlational statistics with Pearson Product Correlation Coefficient and regression analysis. Findings revealed that there was a positive significant relationship between all the study variables of entrepreneurial leadership behaviour and private secondary schools’ performance (student enrolment and retention). It was therefore established that Entrepreneurial Leadership Behaviour (ELB) elements (proactiveness, innovativeness and competitive aggressiveness) enhances school performance (student enrolment and retention). It is recommended that private secondary school head teachers employ elements of ELB (proactiveness, innovativeness and competitive aggressiveness) to enhance a sustainable school performance (student enrolment and retention).