African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4094

Full Length Research Paper

The impact of school management trainings and principals' attitude on students' learning outcomes

Muhammad Fayyaz Khan1, Sarfraz Ahmad2, Imran Ali2,3* and Fayyaz-ur-Rehman1
  1Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Islamabad, Pakistan. 2Iqra University Islamabad Campus, Pakistan. 3COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Lahore, Pakistan.
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  •  Accepted: 16 December 2010
  •  Published: 04 April 2011



School management trainings play an important role towards school effectiveness. The contemporary education systems place a high value on school management trainings for attaining improved learning outcomes. The purpose of this study is in two folds: firstly, to assess the effects of management trainings on student learning outcomes and secondly, to ascertain the extent to which principals’ attitudes mediate the relationship of school management trainings and student learning outcomes. The pertinent data was collected from 170 principals, 340 teachers as well as 850 students. The findings of the study reveal that school management trainings equip principals with desired school management skills which enable them to manage respective schools effectively. The study also statistically found significant effects of such trainings on principals’ attitude. Trained principals showed conscious commitment towards motivation and satisfaction of their teachers as well as students. Trained principals mobilize their resources for improving school environment, providing attractive study settings, ensuring adequate community involvement, and developing their teaching faculty professionally. The conclusion of the study points out towards the overall improvement in students’ learning outcomes.


Key words: School management trainings, school effectiveness, student learning outcomes, and principals’ attitudes.