The Relationships among Principalâ€™s Aesthetic Leadership, Teachersâ€™ Social Network and Happiness
Keywords:teachersâ€™ happiness, social network among teachers, principalâ€™s aesthetic leadership, hierarchical linear modeling
The purposes of this study are to explore: (1) the impact of social network among teachers on teachersâ€™ happiness; (2) the impact of principalâ€™s aesthetic leadership on teachersâ€™ happiness; (3) the contextual moderating effect of principalâ€™s aesthetic leadership between the impacts of social network among teachers on teachersâ€™ happiness. On research method, questionnaire was designed and the objects of this study were the public elementary school teachers within the island of Taiwan. Data analysis was conducted with hierarchical linear modeling for the 1,327 effective questionnaires from 51 schools. The analysis results indicate that: (1) instrumental network among teachers has a positive impact on teachersâ€™ job satisfaction; (2) expressive network among teachers has a positive impact on teachersâ€™ job satisfaction; (3) instrumental network among teachers has a positive impact on teachersâ€™ positive emotion; (4) expressive network among teachers has a positive impact on teachersâ€™ positive emotion; (5) principalâ€™s emotion-pleasure leadership has a positive impact on teachersâ€™ job satisfaction; (6) principalâ€™s emotion-pleasure leadership has a positive impact on teachersâ€™ positive emotion; (7) principalâ€™s emotion-pleasure leadership has a positive contextual moderating effect between the impact of expressive network among teachers on teachersâ€™ job satisfaction; (8) principalâ€™s emotion-pleasure leadership has a positive contextual moderating effect between the impact of expressive network among teachers on teachersâ€™ positive emotion. This study further proposes some theoretical contribution and practical suggestions for promoting teachersâ€™ happiness.
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