Examining the relationship of distributed leadership and job satisfaction: On the mediating roles of teacher self-efficacy and co-operation

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Yakut Özek B., Büyükgöze H.

EGITIM VE BILIM, vol.48, no.213, pp.255-277, 2023 (SSCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 213
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.15390/eb.2023.11759
  • Journal Name: EGITIM VE BILIM
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, EBSCO Education Source, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.255-277
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Building on the relevant national and international literature, we aimed at determining the mediating roles of teacher self-efficacy and cooperation on the relationship between teacher-perceived distributed leadership behaviours and practices of school principals and teacher job satisfaction. A mediated path analysis was conducted on the TALIS (The Teaching and Learning International Survey) 2018 dataset, including nationwide teacher perspectives. Results revealed that (1) distributed leadership is a strong predictor of teacher job satisfaction, (2) teacher self-efficacy and cooperation positively mediated the relationship between distributed leadership and job satisfaction, and (3) the conceptual model accounted for 45% of the total variance within teacher job satisfaction. This study concluded that teachers experience enhanced job satisfaction when availed with a platform to contribute and be responsible in school decision-making processes.