Management and leadership factors in South African schools
This article reports on important management and leadership factors in public schools in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Four districts of Kwa Zulu-Natal, South Africa were targeted and a stratified random sample of 1500 educators was used to collect 358 completed questionnaires. Data analysis employed exploratory factor analysis and identified seven factors: management and leadership styles, financial security, management and leadership fairness, stressors, empowerment, job security and a sense of control over work environment; and explains a cumulative variance of 78.60%. Strong positive correlations between the factors were identified and the influence of factors as independent variables to management and leadership performance have also been determined by means of multiple regression coefficients.