|Title: THE MEDIATING EFFECT OF TEACHER DISPOSITION ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP OF SCHOOL HEADS AND TEACHER BEHAVIOR
GEE PIMENTEL-RELATIVO and EUGENIO S. GUHAO, JR., DM
This study aimed to reveal the mediating effect of teacher disposition on the relationship between instructional leadership of school heads and teacher behavior. In the school year 2020-2021, the researcher distributed adapted questionnaires to 300 public school teachers in Pantukan District, Division of Davao de Oro, and Philippines. The statistical tools used were the Mean, Pearson r, and Path Analysis. The results revealed that the instructional leadership of school heads had a very high rating in all indicators, and the teacher’s behavior had a high mean level. In contrast, the teacher’s disposition had a very high mean rating. Furthermore, findings revealed that instructional leadership of school heads and teacher disposition and teacher disposition and teacher behavior showed significant relationships. However, path analysis showed that the instructional leadership of school heads did not significantly influence teacher behavior, thus giving a total mediation result; i e., teacher disposition fully mediates the relationship between instructional leadership of school heads and teacher behavior. Hence, school administrators may consider developing teacher disposition first to ensure that instructional leadership of school heads affects teacher behavior.
|Keywords: Educational management, teacher disposition, instructional leadership, teacher behavior, public school teachers, mediation study, Philippines.