Canonical Correlation of the Dimensions of Philosophical Mentality with the Leadership Style
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the dimensions of philosophical mentality of principals with their leadership style. This descriptive study was correlational. The statistical population of this study was all male and female principals working in state schools of Bilehsuvar (Iran) city, which consisted of 100 people. According to Krejcie and Morgan table, a sample of 80 were selected randomly. To collect information, two questionnaires were used to measure the philosophical mentality of principals based on Smith's model with alpha coefficient of 0.73, and Hersey and Blancchard's Situational leadership style were used with alpha coefficient of 0.92. The research data after the collection were analyzed based on the research hypothesis and using the correlation analysis. The results of this study showed that, firstly, the variable of penetration has the highest weight in generating the canonical variable of the dimensions of philosophical subjectivity, and also the flexibility variable has the highest relation with the composite variable derived from dependent variables. Second, the weight of the common variance (canonical correlation squared) between these two categories of variables is approximately 42%, which is statistically significant with a value of F= 398/3, df= 12, P <0.0001.