Organizational Slack among Public Secondary School Principals in Jordan and its Relation to Job Performance of Teachers

Rateb Al-Saud, Aisheh Abu Hamda

Abstract


This study aimed at finding out the level of organizational slack of public secondary school principals in Jordan and its relationship to job performance of teachers. The sample of the study consisted of (285) male and female principals and (2850) male and female teachers of public secondary schools in Jordan. Two instruments were used to collect data. The first was to measure the level of organizational slack; the second was to measure the level of job performance. The validily and reliability of the two instruments were measured.
The findings of the study indicated that the level of organizational slack of public secondary school principals in Jordan, from teachers' point of view, was high, where as the level of job performance of public secondary school teachers in Jordan, from their principals' point of view, was medium. Furthermore, there was a significant negative correlational relationship at ( ≤ 0.01) between the level of organizational slack of public secondary school principals in Jordan, and the level of job performance of teachers. The value of Pearson correlation coefficient was (-0.25). According to the results, the researchers recommend to activate the mechanisim of principals selection.

Keywords


Organizational Slack, Job Performance, School Principals, Educational Administration

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