THE INTERRELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP, JOB SATISFACTION, AND TEACHER MOTIVATION IN ABU DHABI PRIMARY SCHOOLS
The significant role of transformational leadership in educational institutions shows the need to study how leadership could foster the level of motivation and satisfaction among the teaching staff. As the degree of satisfaction and motivation among teachers in the UAE is not high, particularly within the context of public schools. Therefore, this study aims to examine the interrelationships between transformational leadership, teacher motivation, and teacher satisfaction in Abu Dhabi primary schools. This study applied quantitative methods based on regression analysis. Self-administrated questionnaire is data instrument. The data collection has been conducted on a sample of 450 teachers. Simple random sampling technique has been applied in the survey procedure. The findings reveal that transformational leadership of school principal has a significant effect on teacher motivation and satisfaction, whereas teacher motivation influence job satisfaction as well. By identifying the factors that influence teacher motivation, educators can develop strategies to enhance job satisfaction, engagement, and ultimately, student achievement. To that end, this study provides new evidence to the substantial role of transformational leadership in the domain of education, specifically in primary schools. The implication of this paper is highlighting the effectiveness of transformational leadership in fostering a positive school environment and promoting professional growth among teachers. By exploring this relationship, school management can help identify strategies and interventions that can enhance teacher motivation and satisfaction, ultimately leading to improved student outcomes.
Transformational Leadership, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Satisfaction