Journal of Global Research in Education and Social Science
 

Journal of Global Research in Education and Social Science, ISSN No. : 2454-1834, Vol.: 10, Issue.: 2

Original Research Article

ROLE OF EMPOWERING LEADERSHIP STYLE BY PRINCIPALS ON JOB SATISFACTION OF TEACHERS IN UNITY COLLEGES IN ENUGU STATE

 

AGUSIOBO, HILDA CHINEZE1* AND ETUKOKWU, CHINEZE THERESA2

1Department of Educational Foundations, Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria.

2Department of Management, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Nigeria.

Abstracts

This study focused on the role of empowerment leadership style by principals on job satisfaction of teachers of unity colleges in Enugu State. The study adopted descriptive survey research design. The main purpose of the study was to investigate how the teachers in unity colleges in Enugu and Lejja agree that empowering leadership style of the principals lead to their job satisfaction and effective teaching and learning. Two research questions and two hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. 15-Item questionnaire on principal empowerment leadership style and teachers job satisfaction was constructed to gather information from the unity college teachers. The questionnaire was face validated by experts in faculty of Education. The reliability of the instrument was determined using Kudar Richardson formula 21 and found to be at 0.86. The instrument is  based on a four point likert scale and was administered to 200 teachers in Enugu and Lejja unity colleges. The data obtained were analyzed using mean scores, standard deviations and t-test statistic. A major finding of this study was that teachers agreed that empowerment leadership style of the principals lead to their job satisfaction. Based on the findings of the study, one of the recommendations made was that the Federal Ministry of Education should expressly ensure that principals give teachers authority over issues within the school.

Keywords :

Empowerment; job satisfaction; teachers; principals and unity colleges.