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Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development
Year : 2018, Volume : 9, Issue : 11
First page : ( 1483) Last page : ( 1488)
Print ISSN : 0976-0245. Online ISSN : 0976-5506.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-5506.2018.01659.5

Effective Leadership as the Mediator between Emotional Quotient and Teachers’ Work Performance: A Study in National Secondary School in Northern States of Peninsular Malaysia

Bakar Azizi Abu1, Omar Siti Nur Zahirah1

1Kolej Perniagaan, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Kedah

Online published on 7 December, 2018.


This study investigates the direct relationship between emotional quotient (EQ), teachers’ work performance and effective leadership. This study follows the quantitative paradigm and used cross sectional research method to identity the factors that influence teachers’ work performance. This study's sample comprised of teachers of National Secondary Schools (SMK) in the northern states of peninsular Malaysia. Cluster and random sampling were used to choose the samples from the study's population. The results of this study shows that EQ has a positive and significant relationship with teachers’ work performance. In the meantime, the results of the regression analysis show that effective leadership plays a partial mediating role in the relationship between EQ and teachers’ work performance.



Teachers’ work performance, emotional quotient, effective leadership.


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