The effects of transformational leadership on teachers' commitment to change in Hong Kong

Huen YU, Kenneth LEITHWOOD, Doris JANTZI

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Abstract

The effects of principals’ transformational leadership practices on teachers’ commitment to change are examined in this study in Hong Kong primary schools. Mediating variables in the study included school culture, strategies for change, school structure, and the school environment. Results suggest strong significant effects of transformational leadership on mediating variables and weak but significant effects on teachers’ commitment to change. In comparison with other relevant evidence, it is suggested that the pattern of transformational leadership effects is similar in both North America and Hong Kong, but the magnitude of these effects is far less in Hong Kong. Copyright © 2002 Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)368-389
JournalJournal of Educational Administration
Volume40
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Citation

Yu, H., Leithwood, K., & Jantzi, D. (2002). The effects of transformational leadership on teachers' commitment to change in Hong Kong. Journal of Educational Administration, 40(4), 368-389.

Keywords

  • Leadership
  • Teachers
  • Organizational change
  • Commitment

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