Decisional Deprivation, Equilibrium And Saturation As Variables In Teacher Motivation, Job Satisfaction And Morale In Nigeria
Academic Leadership - Online Journal,
Vol. 4 No. 1 (2003): Vol-4-Issue-1-January-2003
Decision-making is a key responsibility of all school administrators. While some single handedly
take decisions, others consult with their subordinates before taking decisions, yet some others
involve subordinates and they both take decisions collectively. This latter phenomenon has been
aptly described as participative or collective decision making.
One other major concern of educational administrators has been how to motivate, ensure a
feeling of job satisfaction and engender high morale in their teachers and other subordinates. This
is because it is assumed that motivated, satisfied teachers with high morale are likely to be more
committed to their duties and also be more productive in their work. Decision making style can be
used to bring about these much desired increased production related factors.