The Effects of Teachers’ Participation in Decision Making on Commitment

By Norazlinda Saad.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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This study aimed to identify the relationship between teachers’ participation with teachers’ commitment in decision making in high performance school in Kedah. This study used a survey to obtain data. The sample comprised a total of 399 teachers randomly selected from high performance secondary school throughout the state. The questionnaire contains 75 items and has high reliability with alpha 0.94. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Pearson Correlation and Regression Analysis. Findings showed that teachers’ participation in decision making about lesson planning have a significant relationship with loyalty and willingness to remain in school while teachers’ participation in curriculum management decision making has a significant relationship with turnover. Teachers are given the exposure of their role in decision making to form a positive attitude to participate in decision making. In addition, a significant influence showed in teachers’ participation in decision making about lesson planning. While the participation of teachers in decision making about curriculum management has a significant influence in turnover decision making. Therefore, teachers’ positive attitude to participate in decision making will eventually affect the increased of teachers’ commitment in decision making at the school.

Keywords: Decision Making, Teachers’ Participation, Commitment

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 6, Issue 9, pp.1-16. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 835.600KB).

Dr. Norazlinda Saad

Lecturer, Educational Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia

I am a lecturer at Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM).Has been teaching in UUM since 2002.Have published 3 research project and present in some national and international conferences. My area is educational management and my interest are in decision making, educational management and administration, curriculum management and business management. I have just completed my Doctoral in Education (EdD) in 2010 at University Sains Malaysia (USM).

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