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Distributed leadership and empowerment influence on teachers organizational commitment

Mohd Ali, Hairuddin and Yangaiya, Salisu Abba (2015) Distributed leadership and empowerment influence on teachers organizational commitment. Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 4 (1 S1). pp. 73-84. ISSN 2281-3993

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the influence of school distributed leadership (DL) on teachers’ organizational commitment (TC) and to investigate if teachers’ empowerment (TE) mediates the relationship between distributed leadership and teachers’ organizational commitment. The study distributed 750 questionnaires to the sampled respondents out of which 550 or 73% were returned. However, after excluding questionnaires with serious missing information 499 usable returned questionnaires were used for this study. The study used SPSS and AMOS (versions 16.0) to analyze the data collected. The findings indicate that school distributed leadership has considerable effect on teachers’ organizational commitment (standardized coefficient .39). The study also proved that teacher empowerment considerably mediates the relationship between distributed leadership and teachers’ commitment (standardized coefficient .26). As for the implications, the findings of this study bring to the fore the need for head teachers, zonal directors and other stakeholders to find more means of distributing leadership in secondary schools in order to enhance teachers’ commitment and empowerment. The study is one of the few studies conducted to investigate the influence and the relationship of distributed leadership on teachers’ organizational commitment and the mediating role of teachers’ empowerment on distributed leadership and teachers’ commitment, in Katsina state in particular and Nigeria in general. Keywords - Distributed leadership, Teacher commitment, teacher empowerment, principal component analysis, confirmatory factor analysis. Paper type – Research paper

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6004/43133
Uncontrolled Keywords: Distributed leadership, Teacher commitment, teacher empowerment, principal component analysis, confirmatory factor analysis.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Education
Depositing User: Professor Dr. Hairuddin bin Mohd Ali
Date Deposited: 29 May 2015 08:38
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2017 09:26
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/43133

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