Vol. 5 (2020): American Journal of Educational Research and Reviews

Article Critique: “The Relationship between Transformational Leadership and Job Satisfaction”

Eshetu Kibret Emiru
Debre Markos University


  • Article review, flaws, transformational leadership, job satisfaction

How to Cite

Eshetu Kibret Emiru. (2020). Article Critique: “The Relationship between Transformational Leadership and Job Satisfaction”. American Journal of Educational Research and Reviews, 5(1), 69. Retrieved from https://escipub.org/index.php/AJERR/article/view/291


This paper provides a critical review of the article published under the title of “The relationship between transformational leadership and job satisfaction”. The reviewed article intended to determine the relationship between transformational leadership of government secondary school principals and teachers’ job satisfaction. Though not mentioned in the reviewed article, a descriptive survey research design was employed to attain its objective. The transformational leadership questionnaire and the teachers’ job satisfaction questionnaire were employed as instruments of data collection. Therefore, the reviewer followed theoretical, epistemological and statistical assumptions of quantitative research while critically review the article. Accordingly, despite some flaws existed in the study that might lessen its empirical power and reputation, the study was worthwhile in examining the transformational theoretical leadership paradigm in the Ethiopian context. It was suggested that audiences need to consider its shortfalls while using the study findings and future studies need to consider such inaccuracies.


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