Mr. Dennis Custer L. Magpantay is a licensed professional teacher with a BSEd English and MaEd Educational Management degrees. He has a wide array of teaching and managing experiences in Basic Education. Initially, he worked in St. Martin Montessori School as part of the General Services, where, at present, he is an administrator. He is pursuing his Doctor of Philosophy Degree major in Educational Administration at the Adventist University of the Philippines.

Dennis Custer L. Magpantay

Adventist University of the Philippines

Abstract

Family-owned basic educational institution is booming nowadays; however, no research has been done yet in the field of family-owned basic educational institutions (FOBEIs) both in the Philippine setting and the global context that deals with leadership styles in relation to the success of FOBEIs. The scarcity of the studies on FOBEIs is the significant gap in knowledge that was determined. This study examined whether leadership styles, work passion, and succession practices predict the success of FOBEIs and was anchored on the following: Kurt Lewin’s Leadership Model, Iceberg Theory of success, Model of Dualistic Model of Passion and Seven-Pointed Star Model. Considering random sampling technique, this study gathered data from 410 administrators of schools located in the major islands of the Philippines. It utilized the predictive correlation design and linear regression in determining the predictor of success of FOBEIs. From the set of independent variables, the following came out of the regression model: reinforcement to the gap, harmonious passion, work/people requirements, participative leadership style and commitment with the overall contribution of 70.5% to the success of FOBEIs. It implies that the factors reinforcement to the gap, harmonious passion, work/people requirements, participative leadership style and commitment are more likely to predict the success of FOBEIs if practiced. This study recommends the utilization of other variables related to the success of FOBEIs which were not covered in this study.

Keywords: leadership styles, work passion, succession practices, family owned basic educational institutions.