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Teachers’ Morale and School Effectiveness in Secondary Schools of Sibu, Sarawak
International Journal of Education, Culture and Society
Volume 1, Issue 2, October 2016, Pages: 52-57
Received: Aug. 10, 2016; Accepted: Aug. 18, 2016; Published: Sep. 28, 2016
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Abdul Ghani Kanesan Abdullah, School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
Moh Heng Yiing, Technical and Vocational Unit, Sacred Heart Secondary School, Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia
Ying-Leh Ling, School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
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This quantitative study aims to identify the influence of teachers’ morale on school effectiveness in secondary schools. The study sample consists of 297 teachers from 17 secondary school of Sibu, Sarawak using stratified random sampling based on School Average Grade for SPM. A questionnaire consists of three parts have been used to obtain data from the respondents. Translated questionnaire of Bentley and Rempel (2008) and Kgaile and Morrison (2006) were used to measure teachers’ morale and school effectiveness respectively. The study found that the two variables, namely teachers’ morale and school effectiveness are at a moderate high level in the secondary schools of Sibu, Sarawak. Findings indicate there are six dimensions of teachers’ morale which have a significant influence on the school effectiveness namely the relationship with the principal, relationship among teachers, curriculum issue, teachers’ status in the community, facilities and school services, and community pressure. Besides, the result shows the relationship with the principal has been identified as the best significant predictor of influence towards school effectiveness. In conclusion, this study describes how the teachers’ morale needs to be strengthen in order to improve the school effectiveness such as the relationship between the school leader and teachers.
School Effectiveness, Teachers’ Morale, Principal and Teachers’ Relationship
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Abdul Ghani Kanesan Abdullah, Moh Heng Yiing, Ying-Leh Ling, Teachers’ Morale and School Effectiveness in Secondary Schools of Sibu, Sarawak, International Journal of Education, Culture and Society. Vol. 1, No. 2, 2016, pp. 52-57. doi: 10.11648/j.ijecs.20160102.14
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