Principals' administrative styles and teachers' job satisfaction and morale in the eleven high schools of the Saint Gabriel Foundation in Thailand: A correlational analysis

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Degree Name

Doctor of Education Major in Educational Management

Subject Categories

Educational Leadership


Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education


Educational Leadership and Management

Thesis Adviser

Flordeliza Reyes

Defense Panel Chair

Roberto T. Borromeo

Defense Panel Member

Salud Evangelista
Luke Moortgat
Estrellita V. Gruenberg


This is a descriptive correlational study which attempts to determine the relationship between selected teacher and principal-related variables in the eleven high schools of the Saint Gabriel Foundation in Thailand during the school year 1989-1990. The study included all the eleven principals and a stratified random sample of 264, from a total of 730 teachers of the respondent high schools. Three questionnaires used were the Educational Administrative Diagnosis Test, the Job Satisfaction Questionnaire (Miguel and Galacio), and the Staff Moral Questionnaire (Mercado). The findings of the study support the following conclusions: 1. Since five of the principals predominantly used the task-oriented styles and six principals predominantly used the relationship-related styles, no particular pattern could be identified concerning their management orientation across eleven schools. Their administrative styles were varied depending on the type of schools and their personalities. 2. In general, principals were effective in their choice of administrative styles in accordance with Reddin's definition of effective choice of styles. 3. Teachers' job satisfaction in the respondent schools is independent of the administrative styles of their principals. 4. Teachers' levels of morale was also independent of their principal's effectiveness in the choice of their administrative styles. 5. Principals' administrative styles and teachers' levels of morale were dependent on each other. 6. Teachers' levels of morale in the respondent schools could be predicted by the administrative styles used by the principals. However, since the predictor can only explain 5.7 percent of the variance in the teachers' levels of morale, there were other factors which can further explain the variance in the levels of morale of the teachers.

Abstract Format



With proposal: Relationship between principals' types of administrative styles and effectiveness in the choice of administrative styles and teachers' job satisfaction and level of morale in all eleven high schools belong to Saint Gabriel Foundation in Thailand.





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Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

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172 leaves


High school teachers--Job satisfaction--Thailand; School administrators--Thailand; Teacher-administrator relationships--Thailand"; "Teacher morale

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