Transformational leadership and teacher job satisfaciton: a comparative study of private and public tertiary institutions in Ghana.

Hukpati, Colette Ama (2009) Transformational leadership and teacher job satisfaciton: a comparative study of private and public tertiary institutions in Ghana.

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Abstract:This study investigated the relationship between transformational leadership style of the heads of departments and employee job satisfaction in tertiary institutions in Ghana. The study sought to examine the relationship between transformational leadership style of heads of departments and the job satisfaction of lecturers in private and public tertiary institutions in Ghana. Questionnaires and case studies were administered to 74 lecturers and 12 heads of departments from private and public institutions respectively. The Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) and the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ) were used by lecturers to assess their heads of departments in relation to the satisfaction they derive from their jobs. While Heads of departments in identified departments were interviewed to assess their transformational leadership strategies. Both quantitative and qualitative analyses were executed to establish the transformational leadership practices of heads of departments and the relationship between transformational leadership and the job satisfaction of lecturers. Regression tests were used to analyze the data taking into consideration the descriptive statistics of mean and standard deviations. The results showed a positive correlation between transformational leadership and employee job satisfaction. It further revealed no differences in transformational leadership and job satisfaction of lecturers in both private and public institutions. The results of the survey show that heads of departments do not differ in their transformational leadership practices in both types of institutions. Finally, the study recommended that policy makers and boards of institutions should integrate programmes such as seminars, workshops and updates on school administration and leadership in order to sharpen the skills of institutional leaders on the job.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:81 education, teaching
Programme:Educational Science and Technology MSc (60023)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/60599
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