Teachers’ Commitment and Leadership Behavior of Principals As Correlates of Academic Performance of Students

ABSTRACT

This study was conducted to examine the relationship between and among students’ academic performance, teachers’ commitment, and leadership behavior of principals. The study revealed that both forms of leadership behavior of principals (initiating structure and consideration)  affect teachers’ commitment to job and commitment to organization affects. Therefore, Ha1 is accepted. The correlation between teachers’ commitment and leadership behavior of principals is positive. It is only with the students’ performance in Math, not in Science and English,  that teachers’ commitment to job and commitment to organization are correlated negatively. Therefore, Ha2 is accepted only for the subject area Math. There exists a correlation between the performance of students in all subject areas and leadership behavior-initiating structure but not so with leadership behavior-consideration. Therefore, Ha2 is accepted only for leadership behavior-initiating structure.

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