Influence of Leadership Style on Interpersonal Conflict Management Among Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff in Secondary Schools in Osun State, Nigeria

O. I. Oladitan, M. A. Ajibua, B. A. Fashogbon, M. O. Ajayi


The purpose of this study was to find out the influence of leadership style on interpersonal conflict management among teaching and non-teaching staff in secondary school in Osun State, Nigeria. The population for the study was the entire permanent staff of 16 public schools in Isokan Local Government Area of Osun State, Nigeria. Two instruments were used for data collection, namely School Style Scale (r=0.75) and School’s Interpersonal Conflict Management Scale (r=0.52). Data collected were analyzed using the conventional matrix and multiple regressions. The results of the finding indicated that secondary school heads must have ability to demonstrate democratic style and a little bit of autocracy.


Leadership style; Interpersonal conflict; Management; Osun State; Democratic; Autocratic

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