African Journal of
Educational Management, Teaching and Entrepreneurship Studies

  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2736-0261
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJEMATES
  • Start Year: 2020
  • Published Articles: 20

Full Length Research Paper

Leadership styles of head teachers’ and job satisfaction perceived by Ghanaian public basic school teachers

Raphael Kwasi Dzakpasu
  • Raphael Kwasi Dzakpasu
  • Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Faculty of Education and Communication Sciences Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development, Tanoso, Kumasi, Ghana.
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Francis Amankwah
  • Francis Amankwah
  • Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Faculty of Education and Communication Sciences Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development, Tanoso, Kumasi, Ghana.
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Daniel Konin
  • Daniel Konin
  • Admissions Office, Registrar’s Secretariat, Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development, Tanoso, Kumasi, Ghana.
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Barbanas Addai Amanfo
  • Barbanas Addai Amanfo
  • Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Faculty of Education and Communication Sciences Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development, Tanoso, Kumasi, Ghana.
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  •  Received: 31 December 2021
  •  Accepted: 04 April 2022
  •  Published: 30 June 2022


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