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ERIC Number: EJ856816
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0924-3453
The Relationship between the Perception of Distributed Leadership in Secondary Schools and Teachers' and Teacher Leaders' Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment
Hulpia, Hester; Devos, Geert; Rosseel, Yves
School Effectiveness and School Improvement, v20 n3 p291-317 Sep 2009
This study investigates the relation between distributed leadership, the cohesion of the leadership team, participative decision-making, context variables, and the organizational commitment and job satisfaction of teachers and teacher leaders. A questionnaire was administered to teachers and teacher leaders (n = 1770) from 46 large secondary schools. Multiple regression analyses and path analyses revealed that the study variables explained significant variance in organizational commitment. The degree of explained variance for job satisfaction was considerably lower compared to organizational commitment. Most striking was that the cohesion of the leadership team and the amount of leadership support was strongly related to organizational commitment, and indirectly to job satisfaction. Decentralization of leadership functions was weakly related to organizational commitment and job satisfaction. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Belgium