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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2023, 6(12); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2023.061206.

The Characteristics of University Principal Leadership and the Path of Improvement—Based on Sergiovanni’s "Five Forces Model" Leadership Theory


Yue Yang

Corresponding Author:
Yue Yang

School of Public Policy and Management, Nanchang University, Nanchang, Jiangxi, 330036, China


The research context of leadership, which is subservient to the leadership of the university principal, is crucial to the advancement of higher education and the innovation of universities. In this study, the function of the university principal and the elements of his or her leadership are defined in terms of what leadership entails. The "Five Forces Model" leadership theory, developed by Thomas J. Sergiovanni, is then used to assess the characteristics of the excellence university principal as well as the growth of the principal's leadership. To improve the leadership of the university principal, the five dimensions of educational leadership, interpersonal leadership, technical leadership, cultural leadership, and symbolic leadership are examined in this study.


university principal; principal leadership; instructional leadership; five forces model

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Yue Yang. The Characteristics of University Principal Leadership and the Path of Improvement—Based on Sergiovanni’s "Five Forces Model" Leadership Theory. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 12: 39-43. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2023.061206.


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