A Study of the Relationship Between Teachers’ Perception Towards the Principal’s Transformational Leadership Style and Teachers’ Job Satisfaction at St. John’s Private High School, Pathein, Myanmar


  • Maurice Thein Than Assumption University
  • Watana Vinitwatanakhun Program Director, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Assumption University


Transformational leadership style, Job satisfaction, Teachers’ perception


This study was intended to determine the relationship between teachers’ perceptions towards the principal’s transformational leadership style and teachers’ job satisfaction at St. John’s Private High School, Pathein, Myanmar. The research was quantitative and correlational in design and used the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) and the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ). Means and Standard Deviation, and the Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient were used to analyze the data for testing the hypothesis. The 60 respondents from St. John’s Private High School completed the questionnaire. This study found that the level of teachers’ perception towards the principal’s transformational leadership style was high, the teachers were overall highly satisfied with their job. The result of the Pearson correlation coefficient for the r-value was .675 with a significance value of .001. The result showed that teachers had a positive relationship between the principal’s transformational leadership style and job satisfaction at St. John’s Private High School, Pathein, Myanmar. The study provided the researcher with valuable insight and knowledge into the role of the principal's transformational leadership style and teachers' job satisfaction practiced in the school.

Author Biography

Maurice Thein Than, Assumption University

Graduate School of Human Science


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