A Study on the Relationship between Coaching-based Leadership of Elementary School Principals and Teachers’ Professional Learning Community: Teacher Trust as a Mediator
The purposes of this study were as follows: 1. to explore the relationship among principals’ coaching-based leadership, teachers’ professional learning community, and teacher trust; 2. to verify the mediating effect of teacher trust. The study employed a survey method generated by the researchers entitled “Principals’ Coaching-based Leadership, Teachers’ Professional Learning Community, and Teacher Trust Inventory.” Participants were 784 elementary school teachers from Taipei City. Data was analyzed by Pearson correlation and Linear Structural Relationship. The main findings of this study include: 1. There is a positive and significant correlation among principals’ coaching-based leadership, teachers’ professional learning community, and teacher trust. 2. Principals’ coaching-based leadership has positive and significant effects on teachers’ professional learning community. 3. The impacts of principals’ coaching-based leadership on teachers’ professional learning community are partially mediated by teacher trust. According to the research findings, several suggestions for implementation and further studies are proposed.
|關鍵詞||校長教練式領導、教師信任、教師專業學習社群、principals’ coaching-based leadership、teacher trust、teachers’ professional learning community|