The Effect of Leadership Styles on Teacher Job Satisfaction in Nigerian Secondary Schools

Angwaomaodoko, Ejuchegahi Anthony


In an educational environment, school administration and leadership is regarded as one of the essential components for effective institutions, in addition to instruction and learning. The research set out to investigate the impact of school managers' and leaders' leadership philosophies on teachers' work satisfaction. The goal of the research is to identify the prevalent leadership style as viewed by teachers, to gauge teachers' job satisfaction, and to investigate the connection between teachers' job satisfaction and the leadership styles of school managers. 95 instructors were chosen at random for the research, which used an observational poll methodology. The primary tool used to gather data for the research was a questionnaire. Means, standard deviations, and Pearson correlation were used to analyse the data collected. The findings showed that democratic leadership was primarily used by Head of schools and that teachers typically had high levels of work satisfaction. Additionally, it was discovered that there was a strong correlation between teachers’ job satisfaction and the leadership approach utilized by administrators and school leaders. The study's results led to the conclusion that the leadership style of head teachers influenced the degree of work satisfaction among teachers in secondary institutions in Lagos State. It was suggested, among other things, that teachers in secondary schools be allowed to participate in in-service training because doing so will make them more enthusiastic about their work.

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