A CAUSAL COMPARATIVE STUDY OF EDUCATIONAL LEADERS SENSE OF SELF EFFICACY IN THE CONTEXT OF TEACHER EDUCATION
Leadership is the key element of all educational endeavors. Leaders are the implementer of educational plans and innovations. Other educational departments are for their assistance. Effectiveness of leadership lies in leaders’ sense of self-efficacy. The causal- comparative research study was conducted to elaborate the effect of gender on leadership skills with specific reference to self-efficacy. Simple Random sampling procedure is followed to select sample (N=50) of educational leaders in the context of teacher education. Multiple data sources such as questionnaire, interviews, observations and informal discussions are used to collect the data. These modes of data collection make triangulation feasible. Hypotheses were tested statistically with the application of software (SPSS). The findings possess by the study are important and interesting such as in decision making educational leaders’ sense of efficacy works as a driven force. There is no any significant difference in the sense of efficacy in both gender and both can be a successful leader. Majority of the female leaders enjoy instructional leadership style due to contextual realities, where females are under privilege, while male leaders are confident and reflective. But time management and objectivity of the task is difficult for them to manage. Recommendations are placed to modify the existing situation.