Education Quarterly Reviews

ISSN 2621-5799

Published: 08 May 2020

The Impact of Effective Educational Leadership on School Students’ Performance in Malaysia

Ali Sorayyaei Azar, Emma Juliana Adnan

Management & Science University, Malaysia

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Pages: 146-155

Keywords: Educational Leadership, Secondary School Management, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Students’ Performance


The purpose of this study is to find out the impact of effective educational leadership on school students’ performance in Malaysia. Based on the current study, most of the researchers have used both qualitative and quantitative methods to conduct their research on several topics that related to effective educational leadership and student’s performance. Therefore, in this research, the data were collected using both, qualitative and quantitative methods which was the interview and survey questionnaire. The selected participants for this research, using convenient sampling, were six teachers working for two international schools in Selangor, Malaysia. One teacher who had already involved in school administrative level was selected for the interview. The other five teachers were requested to answer the survey questionnaire. The interview and questionnaire were selected because, the researchers wanted to further understand on the participants’ experience and knowledge on educational leadership and teaching perspective. In addition, it is aimed to provide insights in assisting to develop ideas, solution and hypotheses for future research. These methods were also used to further analyse the issues dealt with one of the effective educational leadership models (i.e. distributed leadership) and students’ performance. The findings indicated that leaders need to build high degree of reciprocal trust to negotiate successfully the fault lines of formal and informal leadership. It is also highlighted that effective leadership (distributed leadership) and quality teachers are two main contributing factors on students’ performance. Lastly, based on the analysis and results, related suggestions were given.


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