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Principal leadership style and teacher commitment mediated by teacher wellbeing in Islamic schools in Malaysia

Amzat, Ismail Hussein and Masrum, Saidah Na’ilah and Ahmadu, Talatu Salihu and Hamed, Alyahmadi and Mohd Amirrudin, Sarah Najwa (2023) Principal leadership style and teacher commitment mediated by teacher wellbeing in Islamic schools in Malaysia. Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Management, 11 (2). pp. 32-49. E-ISSN 2289-4489

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Behind every successful school there is an excellent principal. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of principals' leadership styles on teacher commitment mediated by teacher wellbeing in some Islamic schools in Malaysia. The population consisted of teachers from both the public and private Islamic schools in Selangor. The sample was 390 teachers from 30 Islamic schools in the State of Selangor, Malaysia. Participants were selected using purposive sampling technique. Questionnaires were the main instruments for data collection. The instruments for the study were Leadership Styles by Kurt Lewin, Teacher Wellbeing Questionnaires (TWQ) and Organizational Commitment Questionnaire (OCQ). For the data analysis, the study used variance-based Structural Equation Modelling using SmartPLS statistical software. The findings indicated an effect of principal leadership style on teacher wellbeing and the effect of teacher wellbeing on teacher organizational commitment. Partial mediation of teacher wellbeing was found between leadership styles and teacher commitment. This research responded to the awakened call on improving Islamic schools around the world, contributed to the impact of school leadership on teacher enhancement and the indirect influence ofschool leadership on learning. Several discussions, implications and recommendations were made for development of Islamic schools in Malaysia and around the world.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Principal Leadership Style, Teacher Wellbeing, Teacher Organizational Commitment, Islamic schools, Malaysia.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1705 Education and training of teachers
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2801 School administration and organization
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education
Kulliyyah of Education > Department of Social Foundations & Educational Leadership
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2023 14:45
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2023 14:45
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/105437

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