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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2022, 5(6); doi: 10.25236/FER.2022.050606.

The Relationship between Principal’s Leadership Style and Teachers’ Work Engagement in Hainan, China during COVID-19


Qiuting Chen

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Qiuting Chen

Department of Education, Universiti Malay, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Rethinking the impact of principals' leadership styles on teachers' engagement especially during the Covid-19 is an extremely important subject in education. The purpose of this research is to explore the impact of principals' leadership style on teachers' work engagement in high schools in Hainan Province, using quantitative analysis and administering the MLQ questionnaire and UWES questionnaire to 450 teachers from 113 high schools in Hainan Province. The results of the study showed that principals of high schools in Hainan Province generally showed transactional leadership style, teachers had higher work engagement during the epidemic, and the transactional leadership style of principals had a positive effect on teachers' engagement.


Principal’s Leadership; Teachers’ Engagement; Educational Leadership

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Qiuting Chen. The Relationship between Principal’s Leadership Style and Teachers’ Work Engagement in Hainan, China during COVID-19. Frontiers in Educational Research (2022) Vol. 5, Issue 6: 32-36. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2022.050606.


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