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Supervision Practices and Teachers’ Satisfaction in Public Secondary Schools: Malaysia and China

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Author(s): Mohd Izham Mohd Hamzah | Yan Wei | Jamil Ahmad | Aida Hanim A. Hamid | Azlin Norhaini Mansor

Journal: International Education Studies
ISSN 1913-9020

Volume: 6;
Issue: 8;
Date: 2013;
Original page

ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study is to explore supervision practices among school management teams and teachers’ satisfaction in secondary schools in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and He Fei, China. The samples consist of 248 managers and 367 teachers in Kuala Lumpur, and 175 managers and 346 teachers in He Fei. The study indicates that the level of supervision practices in Kuala Lumpur is higher from the managers’ standpoint than from the teachers’. Simultaneously, there was no difference between managers’ and teachers’ view of the level of supervision practices in He Fei. Secondly, supervision practices have a positive and medium relationship to teacher satisfaction in Kuala Lumpur, while there was positive and strong relationship between them in He Fei. In other words, if the level of supervision practices decreases, so will teacher satisfaction. It may therefore be in the interests of both cities’ school managers and teachers to increase the levels of supervision practices.
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