Transformational Leadership and Teacher Commitment in Secondary Schools of Sarawak

International Journal of Independent Research and Studies, 2(2), 51-65, April 2013

15 Pages Posted: 7 Jul 2013

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Sii Ling

University of Malaya (UM)

Mohammed Ibrahim

University of Malaya (UM)

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between teacher commitment and transformational leadership in secondary schools. A survey instrument was developed, based on conceptual framework on transformational leadership (Bass and Rigglo, 2006), and teacher commitment (Dannetta, 2002). Quantitative survey method was applied and two broadly hypothesized relationships were tested with a sample of 1014 trained teachers serving in twenty-seven secondary schools in Miri, Sarawak. The results indicated a moderate level of teacher commitment and a low level of transformational leadership qualities among the respondents. The results from multiple regression analysis provided little to moderate support for the analysis. They offer insights on how leadership practices affect teachers’ commitment. It also necessitates for leadership development of school leaders to acquire transformational leadership qualities that are crucial in changing teachers’ attitude and improving their commitment level.

Keywords: Transformational leadership, teacher commitment, intellectual stimulation

Suggested Citation

Ling, Sii and Ibrahim, Mohammed, Transformational Leadership and Teacher Commitment in Secondary Schools of Sarawak (2013). International Journal of Independent Research and Studies, 2(2), 51-65, April 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2290213

Sii Ling (Contact Author)

University of Malaya (UM) ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
University of Malaya (UM)
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
Malaysia

Mohammed Ibrahim

University of Malaya (UM) ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
University of Malaya (UM)
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
Malaysia

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