The Effect of Sustainable Educational Leadership on Employees Productivity with the Mediating Role of Psychological Empowerment

Document Type : Quantitative Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor, Management Department, Faculty of Management and Accounting, Farabi Campus, University of Tehran, Qom, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Management Department, Faculty of Management, Payam Noor University, Tehran, Iran.

3 Educational Management (MA), College of Farabi, University of Tehran, Qom, Iran.

4 Ph.D., Educational Management, College of Farabi, University of Tehran, Qom, Iran.



The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of sustainable educational leadership on teacher productivity with the mediating role of psychological empowerment of primary school teachers in Qom province. This research is applied in terms of purpose and descriptive-correlational in terms of method. The study population in this study were all primary school teachers in Qom. Multi-stage cluster random sampling method was used to select the sample. At each stage, a school was randomly selected from the list of schools and by referring to that school, the teachers were surveyed; this process was repeated until the sample size was completed and finally 317 people were studied. The collecting tools include questionnaires of sustainable educational leadership, questionnaire of factors affecting human productivity and the standard questionnaire of Spreitzer psychological empowerment. The content validity of the questionnaires has been approved by 8 professors and experts in leadership and educational management. The reliability of the instruments was also confirmed by Cronbach's alpha method. In this study, confirmatory factor analysis, Pearson correlation coefficient and structural equation analysis were used to analyze the data. The results showed that sustainable educational leadership style with a mediating role of psychological empowerment has a positive and significant effect on teacher productivity, there is a positive and significant relationship between sustainable educational leadership style and psychological empowerment and with increasing sustainable educational leadership style, teachers' psychological empowerment increases; The results also showed that there is a significant relationship between psychological empowerment and teacher productivity and this relationship is direct and positive


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