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Effect of Gender of the Head Teachers on the Academic Success of the School Students in Bangladesh

M Shamsuddin Elias
Department of Psychology, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
American Journal of Educational Research. 2013, 1(6), 205-207. DOI: 10.12691/education-1-6-6
Published online: August 25, 2017


The present investigation was conducted to see the effect of gender of head teachers on the academic success of the school students in . A total of 60 head teachers (male = 37, female = 23) and 3776 students (boys = 2142, girls = 1634) were randomly selected from the schools in a divisional town in to serve as sample. Academic success records of the students in their Primary School Completion Examination and Secondary School Certificate Examination were collected from the results published by the ‘Rajshahi Education Board’. The results indicate that the gender of the school head teachers has significant effect on the academic success of the students. The result also revealed that the students in primary schools under the leadership of female head teachers performed significantly better than those led under male head teachers, whereas the students in secondary schools obtained significantly better grades in the examinations under the leadership of male head teachers than the students led by female head teachers.


gender, head teacher, academic success, school students
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