THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HEADMASTERS’ TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND TEACHERS’ JOB SATISFACTION IN IMPLEMENTING TEACHING AND LEARNING AT HOME
Headmasters’ transformational leadership practices can positively impact teachers’ job satisfaction in the implementation of teaching and learning from home. This study aims to ascertain the degree of transformational leadership methods used by headmasters, the degree of job satisfaction among teachers during at-home teaching and learning and the link between these factors. This study followed the quantitative survey research design, and the survey questionnaires were distributed online through ‘Google forms’. This study involved 128 teachers from 10 rural-based Tamil Schools in Seremban district, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Data were collected using a questionnaire adapted from Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) and MLQ-Form 5. The Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 26.0 was used to analyse the data using descriptive and inferential statistics. The study found a high level of transformational leadership among the headmasters of rural-based Tamil Schools in Seremban, Malaysia. Furthermore, the teachers involved showed high job satisfaction in implementing teaching and learning from home. The study also found a significant relationship between transformational leadership practices and teachers’ job satisfaction in implementing teaching and learning from home. The study’s findings can help stakeholders improve headmasters’ transformational leadership quality and teachers’ job satisfaction in implementing teaching and learning from home to create an efficient, effective, and positive school environment.
Keywords: Transformational leadership, Headmasters, Teachers’ Job Satisfaction in implementing teaching and learning from home, rural Tamil Schools