The Relationship Between Principal’s Communication Style and School Climate
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- component, principals communication style, school climate, school leadership
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of principal’s communication style and school climate in primary school in the district of Lipis, Pahang, Malaysia. This study using quantitative descriptive-correlational research design method. 300 primary school teachers in the district of Lipis completed 7 Likert Organizational Climate Description and Principal’s Communication Style Questionnaire for this study. They were selected based on two-stage random sampling. Data were collected using the survey method and were analysed using both descriptive and inferential statistics SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Science). Based on the data collected, the findings showed that principal in primary school’s principal strongly practiced relinquish style, equalitarian style, structure and dynamic style in daily routine as perceived by primary school teachers in the district of Lipis. Thus, teachers also perceived least number of primary schools’ principal practicing control style and withdraw style in daily routine activities. Teachers also perceived that school climate is in supportive and engaged environment. The findings also revealed that there was a moderate and positive relationship (r = 0.451, p=0.000) between principal’s communication style and school climate. In term of determining the contributions of the significant predictors of school climate, the result revealed that dimension of principal’s communication and style contributed 28.7 percent the variance of school climate. The findings of this study have implications to the role of principal in exercising suitable communication style to develop a positive school climate. For future research, study should utilize the Organizational Climate Description and Principal’s Communication Style Questionnaire for continuous principal development programmer as part of self-evaluation by using mix method and larger sample.
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TY - CONF AU - Nik Rizlina Binti Sapian AU - Reza Badiuzzaman Bin Abdullah AU - Muhammad Faizal Bin A. Ghani AU - Zuraidah Abdullah AU - Intan Marfarrina Binti Omar PY - 2020 DA - 2020/02/07 TI - The Relationship Between Principal’s Communication Style and School Climate BT - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Research of Educational Administration and Management (ICREAM 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 197 EP - 205 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200130.168 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200130.168 ID - Sapian2020 ER -