PRINCIPAL’S TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND TEACHER’S CREATIVITY: MEDIATING ROLE OF SELF EFFICACY

  • Abdul Ghani Kanesan Abdullah1 Abdullah School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Ying-Leh Ling Mathematics, Science and Computer Department, Politeknik Kuching Sarawak
  • Zahrana Sheik Abdul Kader School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Keywords: Transformational leadership, self-efficacy, creativity

Abstract

This quantitative descriptive study aimed to determine the link between principals’ transformational leadership, teacher’s self-efficacy and teacher’s creativity. Particularly, the objective of the study was to classify whether the self-efficacy would be able to become a mediator in the connection between principal’s transformational leadership and teacher’s creativity. A total of 349 secondary schools teachers from Penang were randomly selected to participatein this study. Data was collected using a set of survey which was adapted from Leithwood and Jantzi (1999), Goddard, Hoy, and Woolfolk-Hoy (2000), George and Zhou (2001). The results of hierarchical regression analysis showed there was a relationship between principal’s transformational leadership, teacher’s self-efficacy and teacher’s creativity. In addition, teacher’s self-efficacy had a mediator impact on the relationship between principal’s transformational leadership and teacher’s creativity. In term of the implication, this study showed the role of transformational leaders in developing and increasing the creativity level and self-efficacy among the teachers.

 

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Published
2016-10-10
How to Cite
Abdullah, A. G. K. A., Ling, Y.-L., & Sheik Abdul Kader, Z. (2016). PRINCIPAL’S TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND TEACHER’S CREATIVITY: MEDIATING ROLE OF SELF EFFICACY. Management Research Journal, 5, 1-7. Retrieved from https://ejournal.upsi.edu.my/index.php/MRJ/article/view/1426