Effects of Distributed Leadership on Teachers’ Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment and Organizational Citizenship
Mustafa Samancioglu 1 * , Murat Baglibel 2, Barbara Jeanne Erwin 3
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1 Independent Researcher, TURKEY2 Institute for Globally Distributed Open Research and Education (IGDORE), TURKEY3 Indiana University, School of Education, USA* Corresponding Author


The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of distributed leadership on the teachers’ job satisfaction, organizational citizenship behaviour and commitment. To this aim, Distributed Leadership Inventory (Hulpia, Devos, & Rosseel 2009a), Job Satisfaction Scale (Andrews & Whitney 1976), Organizational Commitment Scale (Meyer & Allen 1991), and Organizational Citizenship Behavior Scale (DiPaola, Tarter, & Hoy 2005) were applied to 344 teachers working at schools in Gaziantep city of Turkey. For the statistical analysis of the collected data standard multiple regression analysis was employed. Results of the study showed that distributed leadership had a statistically significant effect on teachers’ job satisfaction, organizational citizenship behavior and organizational commitment. In terms of sub dimensions of the distributed leadership, while leadership functions dimension statically significantly affected job satisfaction, organizational commitment and organizational citizenship behavior; coherent leadership team subdimension affected only job satisfaction. Some recommendations for educational managers, policymakers and researchers in the area were made according to findings of the study.


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Article Type: Research Article

PEDAGOGICAL RES, 2020, Volume 5, Issue 2, Article No: em0052


Publication date: 26 Dec 2019

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