School of Education
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Tracey B Pritchard
Primary Subject Area
Education, General; Education, Administration
Christian schools, Organizational commitment, Professional commitment, School leadership, Teacher empowerment, Transformational leadership
Kirika, John Irungu, "Empowering Teachers: The Influence of Transformational Leadership in Christian Schools" (2011). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 448.
The object of this study was to investigate transformational leadership in Christian schools. The study investigated the perception of empowerment of K-12 Christian school teachers and its influence on organizational and professional commitment and job satisfaction. It explored correlations between teacher empowerment and selected demographic variables. The study also investigated how K-12 Christian school leaders and teachers perceive teacher empowerment. A combination of causal comparative and a correlational research method using a series of t-test, ANOVA, and multiple regression statistics was used for parametric statistical analyses. The research findings were mixed. While the study pointed to the prevalence of teacher empowerment in K-12 Christian schools, teachers did not feel empowered in certain dimensions or subscales of teacher empowerment.