Instructional leadership, work motivation and relations of performance of history teachers in Sabah

Year: 2012

Author: Agkiflee, DG Norizah, Mohamed ,Baharom, Matanluk, Ovelyn

Type of paper: Abstract refereed


This study was conducted to determine the relationship between instructional leadership, work motivation and work performance of teachers teaching History. The study involved 100 teachers who teach history in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Respondents were given a questionnaire which consists of three parts. Part A consists of demographic questions. Part B consists of 55 items that were on instructional leadership. Part C consists of 20 items on work motivation and Part D consists of 30 items on teacher performance. A total of four hypotheses have been presented in this study. Data test measured and tested using descriptive statistics and ANOVA with significance level p <0.01. The findings of Pearson correlation analysis showed a significant relationship of instructional leadership and teacher performance in History (r = .523, sig = .000), while the findings of Pearson Correlation analysis showed no significant difference of work motivation and work performance history teacher subjects (r = .172, sig = .060). In terms of implications of the study found that History teachers who practice instructional leadership in their teaching and learning will show a positive impact on teacher performance in History.

Keywords: Instructional Leadership, Work Motivation, Teachers Performance and  Subject of History Teachers.

Remark: This paper was previously reviewed in International Educational Research Symposium and Workshop 2012 organized by Asia Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA) and Malaysian Education Deans Council (MEDC) (6-7 May 2012).