Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
Foundations of Education
Prof. Mhammad Ahmed Abdel Dayem
Dr.Hassan AL khomairy
Dr.Ali Said Ibrahim
This study aimed at identifying the extent of job satisfaction among female primary school principals in Abu Dhabi in light of the New School Model requirements. Moreover, it highlighted the causes and obstacles that hindered job satisfaction among female school principals. The researcher used the descriptive analytical method to achieve the goals and reveal the effect of some of the variables like experience and the principals’ age on their job satisfaction. A researcher prepared 46-item survey that covered 7 areas related to the elements of job satisfaction. They are as follows:
(Satisfaction with the nature of their job as school principals in light of the New School Model requirements, satisfaction with their salaries in light of the New School Model, satisfaction with the progress made to achieve the goals set up by the New School Model, satisfaction with one’s personal competence that suits the New School Model requirements, satisfaction with the amount of support given to meet the requirements of the New School Model, satisfaction with the personal complementarity with the job conditions and satisfaction with the principal’s independence in light of the new School Model requirements). The survey included the following open questions: What are your suggestions about the ways to promote job satisfaction levels among female school principals in order to meet the requirements of the New School Model? The validity of the survey was tested and modified by nine educational experts. Moreover, the reliability of the survey was calculated by using Cronbachs Alpha, and the reliability average was (0.92). The survey was administered to (56) female primary school principals in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, but (2) copies were not handed in.
To analyze the collected data, the researcher used the (SPSS) to calculate the average, means, order and data analysis. Hence, the study came up with the following results:
- The generals mean of the satisfaction rate among female primary school principals in Abu Dhabi in light of the New School Model reached (3.71) from a five-degree scale. This reflects an average job satisfaction rate among female primary school principals.
- The section related to satisfaction with the progress made to achieve the goals associated to the requirements of the New School Model got a high degree of satisfaction and was ranked first in comparison with the other satisfaction areas. With a mean of (4.28).
- The area related to satisfaction with salaries in light of New School Model requirements got a low satisfaction degree and was ranked last in comparison with the other satisfaction areas in a mean of (2.55).
- The absence of statically remarkable differences at the level of (0.01) or less among the study population in relation to the principals’ job satisfaction due to their work experiences.
- The availability of highly significant statistic differences at the level (0.01) among the study sample in terms of female primary school principals’ age-related job satisfaction rates.
According the above-mentioned results, the researcher came up the following recommendation:
- Further research on the topic of job satisfaction is needed and extending the study to cover all regions in the UAE.
- It is important for ADEC to carry out field studies in order to determine the principals’ job satisfaction level and identify all obstacles that hinder the achievement of high satisfaction levels.
- Providing all kind of materials and moral support to school principals and motivate them to meet the requirements of the New School Model.
- Principals should be involved in the decision-making process that aims at modifying educational systems.
Facilitating the principals’ communication with ADEC administration
- and responding quickly and efficiently to schools’ needs.
- Introducing valuable and appropriate professional development programs that helps meet the requirements of the New School Model.
Saif Al Kaabi, Khaula Khamis, "Job Satisfaction of Primary School Leaders in Abu Dhabi Emirate In Light Of the New School Model Requirements." (2013). Theses. 173.