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Impact of school climate and resources on principal workload stress and job satisfaction: multinational evidence from TALIS 2018 data

Junjun Chen (Department of Educational Policy and Leadership, The Education University of Hong Kong, New Territories, Hong Kong)
Mehmet Şükrü Bellibaş (Faculty of Education, Adiyaman Universitesi, Adiyaman, Turkey)
Sedat Gümüş (Department of Educational Policy and Leadership, The Education University of Hong Kong, New Territories, Hong Kong)

Journal of Educational Administration

ISSN: 0957-8234

Article publication date: 26 May 2023

Issue publication date: 1 August 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

The research aimed to examine the effects of school climate (school violence and community engagement) and resources (staff shortages and resource shortages) on job satisfaction mediated by the workload stress of school principals, using pooled data from 47 jurisdictions around the world.

Design/methodology/approach

This study employed a rigorous secondary analysis of principal job satisfaction using the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) 2018 dataset. The mediation analysis of structural equation modeling (SEM) performed using STATA software established a structured model by controlling region-fixed effect, principal demographic and school contextual characteristics.

Findings

This study established a model detailing the associations between school climate and resources and principal job satisfaction mediated by workload stress.

Originality/value

Given the crucial role of a school principal in leading school survival and success, this study may provide one timely method to enhance job satisfaction and performance of principals during a period of constant change marked by increasing job demands.

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Citation

Chen, J., Bellibaş, M.Ş. and Gümüş, S. (2023), "Impact of school climate and resources on principal workload stress and job satisfaction: multinational evidence from TALIS 2018 data", Journal of Educational Administration, Vol. 61 No. 5, pp. 476-494. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEA-08-2022-0128

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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