A comparative study of Leadership Behavior of Principals in relation to job satisfaction of teachers in Govt. and non-govt. schools of U.T.
Academic Leadership - Online Journal,
Vol. 8 No. 3 (2007): Vol-8-Issue-3-March-2007
Today’s world is the era of management and leadership.The Principal is responsible for exercising the
expertise in the true management and leadership of school affairs. Leaders communicate their vision
to those around them in ways that emotionally enroll others to turn their vision into reality. This
interaction between the Principal and the teachers has been described as a “sweeping back and forth
of energy”. Yoki & Vanfleet (1998) viewed leadership as a process that includes influencing the task
objective and strategies of a group or organization. In other words, they define leadership as
influencing people in the organization to implement strategies and achieve objectives. The growth and
development of an institution depends on the relationship between a leader and his/her followers. The
job satisfaction of teachers is as important as the leadership behavior of the Principal. According to
Blum (1950) ‘job satisfaction is the result of various attitudes which the person holds towards his job,
towards related factors and towards life in general’. Hence job satisfaction is a positive attitude by an
employee towards his job as well as his personal life.