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ERIC Number: EJ1169268
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0957-8234
Distributed Leadership and Teacher Job Satisfaction in Singapore
García Torres, Darlene
Journal of Educational Administration, v56 n1 p127-142 2018
Purpose: Singapore is a country with low teacher attrition rates and high performance on international assessments (TIMSS 2011/2015 and PISA 2012/2015). Consequently, its education system is often considered as a model for other nations. The purpose of this paper is to extend research on teacher job satisfaction in Singapore and provide comparative information for other education systems. Design/methodology/approach: This paper presents a secondary analysis of data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's 2013 Teaching and Learning International Survey with a focus on relationships among teacher and principal perceptions of distributed leadership and teachers' job satisfaction in Singapore. Hierarchical linear modeling is applied to investigate teacher job satisfaction with principal perceptions and aggregate teacher perceptions of distributed leadership as school-level (level 2) variables and individual teacher perceptions of distributed leadership as a level 1 variable. Findings: Results indicated that distributed leadership significantly predicted teachers' work and professional satisfaction; higher distributed leadership scores were associated with higher satisfaction scores. Originality/value: The significant positive relationship between distributed leadership and both dimensions of job satisfaction after accounting for individual teacher characteristics is a new finding in the Singapore schooling context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore
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