Digital Leadership Among School Leaders in Malaysia
Mat Rahimi Yusof1, Mohd Faiz Mohd Yaakob2, Mohd Yusri Ibrahim3
1Mat Rahimi Yusof, Educational Lecturer, Universiti Utara Malaysia.
2Mohd Faiz Mohd Yaakob, Senior Lecturer, School of Education and Modern Languages, College of Arts and Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia.
3Mohd Yusri Ibrahim, Senior Lecturer from Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT).
Manuscript received on 30 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 05 July 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 July 2019 | PP: 1481-1485 | Volume-8 Issue-9, July 2019 | Retrieval Number: I8221078919/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.I8221.078919
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Abstract: In line with the rapid development of IR 4.0, school leaders need to seize the opportunity to transform them by integrating technology in leadership style. Hence, this study is aimed at developing a measurement model and identifying the functions and behaviors of the digital leadership of the school leaders. Using the SEM AMOS analysis, a questionnaire collected from 352 primary and secondary school principals. The confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was carried out in ascertaining the proposed factor. The finding succeeded in developing a digital leadership measurement model. The findings also identified two dimension, nine functions and 42 behaviors practiced by principals in digital leadership practice. These two dimensions are communication and school climate, while nine functions include virtual meetings, virtual discussions, virtual information sharing, online file sharing, virtual communication, virtual teaching and learning supervision, virtual monitoring of students’ performance, virtual promotion of development and professionalism and virtual promotion of school’s goals.
Index Terms: School leadership, Digital leadership, Virtual communication
Scope of the Article: Digital Signal Processing Theory