Headmaster's leadership style and teachers' commitment in Malaysian rural primary schools

Sabariah Sharif, and Juninah @ Junainah Dullah, and Khaziyati Osman, and Salina Sulaiman, (2010) Headmaster's leadership style and teachers' commitment in Malaysian rural primary schools. International Journal of Learning, 16 (12). pp. 229-244. ISSN 1447-9494


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The study aimed to explore the level of headmaster's transformational leadership, the level of teachers' organisational commitment and the relationship between headmaster's leadership style and the organisational commitment of teachers in Kota Marudu primary schools. The model of transformational leadership developed by Bass (1985) and the organisational commitment model which was developed by Meyer and Allen (1991) served as the theoretical framework for the study. The transformational leadership classified into inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation and individual consideration. The organisational commitment on the other hand, divided into affective commitment, continuance commitment and normative commitment. Data was obtained from 130 Kota Marudu's primary schools teachers. The research only dealt with Grade A schools. Two questionnaires were used as the main instrument; Alimo-Metcalfe's (2001) Transformational Leadership Questionnaire (TLQ) which consisted of 21 items and Meyer and Allen's (1997) Organisational Commitment Questionnaire (OCQ), which consisted of 18 items. Data was analysed with SPSS for windows version 15.0. An average positive relationship between headmaster's inspirational motivation and teacher's organizational commitment was found. As perceived by the teachers, the level of headmaster's transformational leadership in Kota Marudu was high in most schools. The research also indicated that the level of teacher's organisational commitment was average. This research also suggested numbers of ways to improve teacher's organizational commitment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Commitment, Transformational leadership
Subjects: ?? LB1775-1785 ??
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email storage.bpmlib@ums.edu.my
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2012 09:21
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2017 03:50
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/3907

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