PRINCIPAL’S LEADERSHIP STYLE AND JOB SATISFACTION AMONG TEACHERS AT AN URBAN PRIMARY SCHOOL IN KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

Nurhamizah Ishak, Farah Nadzirah Khairuddin, Nur Shaziella Aziz

Abstract


This study looks at the principal’s leadership style and job satisfaction among teachers at an urban primary school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Data was collected through a questionnaire on a sample of 68 teachers. However, only 57 responded to the questionnaire (response rate=83.82%). It was found that their school principal has frequently exhibited traits of transformational leadership style. As for job satisfaction, findings revealed that the teachers have high overall job satisfaction level, and there is a positive, moderate, and significant relationship between the school principal’s leadership style and teachers’ job satisfaction. As for the implications of this study, it contributes to the corpus of knowledge in the area of principals’ leadership and teachers’ job satisfaction in the local school context and provides empirical data to assist the Ministry of Education in conducting strategic planning to enhance job satisfaction among teachers and to train school principals with effective management skills.

Keywords


Leadership Style, Job Satisfaction, Urban School, Government School, Primary School

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