Leadership Style and Student Satisfaction:Mediation of Teacher Effectiveness
Keywords:Leadership styles, Student satisfaction, Teacher effectiveness
AbstractTeacher leadership style, his/her teaching effectiveness, and student satisfaction are considered to be the key to enhancing effective teaching-learning experiences in educational setting. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between teacher leadership styles and student satisfaction, and investigate if teacher effectiveness mediated the relationship. One hundred thirteen graduate management students and 11 management teachers participated in the survey conducted in a business school in Kathmandu, Nepal. Results suggest that teacherâ€™s effectiveness is significantly predicted by teacherâ€™s transformational leadership style and is also a significant predictor of student satisfaction. Also, teacher effectiveness was found to partially mediate the relationship between teacherâ€™s transformational leadership and student satisfaction, with teacherâ€™s transformational style predicting student satisfaction. Limitations of the study are identified, important implications and future research issues are discussed.
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