Teacher-perceived distributed leadership, teacher self-efficacy and job satisfaction: A multilevel SEM approach using the 2013 TALIS data
Anna Sun, Dept. of Educational Services and Leadership College of Education, United States ; Jiangang Xia, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States
International Journal of Educational Research Volume 92, Number 1, ISSN 0883-0355 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Authors in this study argued that research most often examined how school principals approached distributed leadership, but few studies were focused on how teachers perceived it and on what relationships might be between distributed leadership, teacher self-efficacy and job satisfaction. Utilizing a multilevel SEM research methodology, this study analyzed the 2013 TALIS data in attempts to expand understanding of distributed leadership through lenses of teachers and to examine whether, and to what extent, teacher perceived distributed leadership is associated with teacher self-efficacy and their job satisfaction. The findings indicated that distributed leadership at both the teacher and school levels presented significant, positive, and direct and indirect effects on teacher job satisfaction and the indirect effect on the job satisfaction was mediated by teacher self-efficacy.
Sun, A. & Xia, J. (2018). Teacher-perceived distributed leadership, teacher self-efficacy and job satisfaction: A multilevel SEM approach using the 2013 TALIS data. International Journal of Educational Research, 92(1), 86-97. Elsevier Ltd.