Effect of Innovative Leadership on Teachers’ Job Satisfaction Mediated by the Role of A Supportive Environment
Catherine Eder-Flores1, Eden Caceres Callo2
Graduate Studies and Applied Research, Laguna State Polytechnic University, San Pablo City Campus, San Pablo City, Philippines
This research aimed to determine the effect of innovative leadership on teachers’ job satisfaction as mediated by the role of a supportive environment. The study was guided by the following hypotheses: (1)The Supportive Environment does not significantly mediate the relationship between the extent of Innovative Leadership and the level of Teachers’ Job Satisfaction with Operating Procedures, and (2) The Supportive Environment does not significantly mediate the relationship between the extent of Innovative Leadership and the level of Teachers’ Job Satisfaction on Performance-Based Rewards. In this study, a descriptive-correlational research design was used and quantitative research was conducted. A total of 165 teacher-respondents in 11 elementary and 3 secondary schools in the District of Alaminos, Laguna. The researcher adapted and modified survey questionnaires from related studies. Research findings revealed that there is a significant relationship between the extent of innovative leadership on teachers’ job satisfaction. The correlation between innovative leadership and teachers’ job satisfaction with operating procedures and performance-based rewards was found to have manifested a strong significant relationship. Moreover, findings also suggest that a supportive environment partially mediates the relationship between the extent of innovative leadership and the level of teachers’ job satisfaction. This study provides useful findings which have implications for school leaders and future researchers.
Keywords: Innovative leadership; supportive environment; teachers’ job satisfaction.